Focus Areas

Statewide Transportation Planning


The Statewide Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about the statewide transportation planning process on the TPCB website. It inclues links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.


Resources and Publications


  • Traffic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities   NEW!
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that details interactions between vehicles and bicyclists to facilitate the safe, efficient design of transportation systems. Methods included a review of design guidelines for bicycle facilities, and observations of bicycle-vehicle interactions at roadways with different types of bicycle facilities.
  • Evaluation Study of the Bike Share Program in Fargo, North Dakota   NEW!
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University (NDSU) has released a report that investigates the effectiveness of the Great Rides Bike Share program that was launched in 2015. The research examines user opinions on the bike share program, analyzes demand for the bike share program, studies the impact of the program on NDSU student travel behavior and shifts in mode shares, analyzes the livability benefits from the bike share program, and analyzes origin-destination trip data to understand the user trips patterns and needs.
  • Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride   NEW!
    TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride provides approaches to managing park-and-ride facilities, from developing the park-and-ride concept for a community to day-to-day management. Key themes include design, implementation, operations, and maintenance of these facilities. Supplementing the report is TCRP Web-Only Document 69: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Research Report and Transit Agency Case Studies.
  • Asset Sustainability Index: A Proposed Measure for Long-Term Performance - This report examines the concept of asset sustainability metrics. Such metrics address the long-term performance of highway assets based upon expected expenditure levels. It examines how such metrics are used in Australia, Britain and the private sector.

    A quick reference guide of the Asset Sustainability document can be found here.
  • Federal Aid Essentials for Local Agencies - A web-based resource to help local agency professionals navigate the Federal-aid Highway Program
  • View the Briefing Book State Long Range Transportation Database and accompanying Synthesis Report - The searchable database contains information from a review of long-range transportation plans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database presents information on how individual plans address ten different transportation planning topics. The accompanying report provides analysis from the review and summarizes detailed findings on eight topics: 1) plan types, 2) implementation, 3) guiding principles, strategies, and objectives, 4) performance measures, 5) financial planning and analysis, 6) systems planning, 7) livability and sustainability, and 8) climate change. The database was updated in 2012 to include information from 15 plans that were amended or updated since publication of the first database in 2010. A brief review of key themes and trends from the amended or updated plans is presented here. The synthesis report was produced in 2010 and thus does not include information on the 15 amended or updated plans.
  • Statewideplanning.org - An American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Planning website that identifies and shares resources and best practices on statewide transportation planning practice.
  • The Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues (the "Briefing Book") - The "Briefing Book" is a primer to help you better understand Federal transportation planning regulations and requirements at the statewide and metropolitan planning levels.

Click here to access a full list of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to statewide planning on the TPCB website.

Calendar of Events

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Peer Event Reports

The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance. Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.

Related Websites and Organizations

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