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NCHRP 25-25

Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment: Support for Environmental Streamlining and Environmental Stewardship to Improve Transportation Planning and Project Development, (Project 25-25) November 5, 2003

NCHRP Project 25-25 supports improvements to analytical methods, decision support tools, procedures, and techniques employed by practitioners to support statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, programming, and development.

AASHTO has issued the 2015 call for research ideas for the NCHRP 25-25 program. For information, link to the 2015 Fact Sheet.

Task 99 Lessons Learned from State DOT NEPA Assumption Project Description
Task 98 Practical Guide for Developing Effective Scopes of Work for the Geophysical Investigation of Cemeteries Project Description
Task 97 Historic Roads: A Synthesis of Identification and Evaluation Practices Project Description
Task 96 Quick Reference Guide for Traffic Modelers for Generating Traffic and Activity Data for Project-Level Air Quality Analyses Project Description
Task 95 SCOE Strategic Plan and Research Plan for SCOE Areas of Interest Project Description
Task 94 Integrating Climate Change and Extreme Weather Into Transportation Asset Management Plans Final Report
Task 93 Long-Term Construction and Maintenance Cost Comparison for Road Stream Crossing Hydraulic Design vs. Bankfull Width Design Project Description
Task 92 Transferability of Post-Construction Stormwater Quality BMP Effectiveness Studies Project Description
Task 91 Synthesis of Transportation Exclusions to Section 106 Review Project Description
Task 90 Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to Streamline the Identification of Historic Properties of Federally Funded Transportation Projects Final Report, Power Point
Task 91 Synthesis of Transportation Exclusions to Section 106 Review Project Description
Task 89 Establishing Representative Background Concentrations for Quantitative Hot-spot Analyses for Particulate Matter Final Report, Case Studies, Power Point
Task 88 Giving Away the Bridge: A National Synthesis of on Transferring Ownership of Historic Bridges Final Report, Power Point
Task 87 Coordination of Section 106 and Long Range Transportation Planning Final Report, Power Point
Task 86 Toxicological Effects of Chloride Based Deicers in the Natural Environment Final Report
Task 85 Nutrient (Nitrogen/Phosphorous) Management and Source Control Final Report, Power Point
Tasl 84 Development of Construction Guidelines for Wildlife Fencing and Associated Escape and Lateral Access Control Measures Project Description
Task 83 Current Practice of Post-Construction Structural Stormwater Control Project Description
Task 82 Permeable Shoulders Project Description
Task 81 Federal Compliance for Projects Utilizing Alternative Funding Strategies Project Description
Task 80 Potential Use of Social Media Impact in the NEPA Process Project Description
Task 79 Successful Practices for Effective Tribal Consultation Project Description
Task 78 Programmatic Agreements for Project-Level Air Quality Analyses Using MOVES, CAL3QHC/R and AERMOD Project DescriptionFinal ReportAppendix B: Programmatic Agreement Template,  Appendix C, Technical Support Document Templateand Data Files
Task 77 Strategic Options of Inventorying and Updating Environmental Guidance and Links Final Report, Presentation
Task 76 Synthesis of Climate Change and Transportation Research Efforts at State DOTs, State Universities, and the Federal Level Final Report
Task 75 Nationwide Evaluation of Transfer of Compensatory Wetland Creation Sites for Transportation Projects to Private Conservation Organizations or Government Conservation Agencies Final Report
Task 74 Meeting the New EPA Effluent Limitations Guideline for Construction Site Discharge Turbidity: Effectiveness of Different Turbidity Control Systems and Monitoring Methods Final Report
Task 73 Improved Environmental Performance of Highway Maintenance Final Report and Appendices
Task 72 Current Practices to Address Construction Vibration and Potential Effects to Historic Buildings Adjacent to Transportation Projects Final Report
Task 71 Templates for Project-Level Analyses Using MOVES and AERMOD Final Report and Draft Templates
Task 70 Assessment of Quantitative Mobile Source Air Toxics in Environmental Documents Final Report
Task 69 Identification of Tools and Techniques to Define Community Context as Part of the Transportation Project Planning and Development Process Final Report and Community Context Searchable Database
Task 68 Implementing Measures to Reduce Highway Impacts on Habitat Fragmentation Final Report and Appendices
Task 67 Optimizing Conservation and Improving Mitigation Cost/Benefit Final Report
Task 66 Best Practices and Lessons Learned on the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Bridges Final Report
Task 65 Synthesis of Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Methodologies for State Transportation Departments Final Report
Task 64 Feasibility Study of Using Solar or Wind Power for Transportation Infrastructure Final Report and accompanying appendices and spreadsheets.
Task 63 Transportation Corridor Environmental Management Framework Final Report
Task 62 Improving the Effectiveness of Outreach to Traditional and Non-Traditional Groups by Integrating the Expertise of Existing and Emerging Citizen Coalitions into Transportation Analysis and Decision Making Final Report
Task 61 Best Practices for Establishing and Maintaining Statewide Cultural Resource Databases at State DOTs Final Report and the accompanying presentation 
Task 60 Increased Use of Environmentally Preferable, Non-Toxic Products to Reduce Costs,Liabilities, and Pollution at DOT Offices, Maintenance Facilities and Rest Stops Final Report and the accompanying State Department of Transportation Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guide
Task 59 Evaluate the Interactions Between Transportation-Related Particulate Matter, Ozone, Air Toxics, Climate Change, and Other Air Pollutant Control Strategie Final Report
Task 58 Methods to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation Construction/Maintenance/Operations Activities Final Report and the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for State Departments of Transportation (GreenDOT) spreadsheet-based tool (.xls)
Task 57 Integrated State and Local Government Policy Approaches to Transportation and Climate (This project was executed as part of NCHRP 08-36, Task 94, Integrated State and Local Government Policy Approaches to Transportation and Climate) Final Report
Task 56 Cost and Benefit of Transportation Specific MS4 and Construction Permitting Final Report
Task 55 Design, Organize and Implement a Training Program for Mainstreaming Environmental Stewardship and Enhancement Activities into Planning and Project Development Final Report
Brochure
Power Point Presentation
Task 54 Evaluate Colorado's Area-wide Cumulative Effects Assessment (ACEA) Methodology asa Mechanism for Cumulative Impacts Analysis of Regional Transportation Plans Final Report
PowerPoint Presentation
Task 53 Stormwater Treatment with Vegetated Buffer Final Report
PowerPointPresentation
Task 52 Informational Requirements for Jurisdictional Determinations to be Issued by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Under the Clean Water Act (CWA) Final Report
Task 51 Asset Management of Environmental Mitigation Features Final Report
Task 50 Finding the Carrot Instead of the Stick - Incentive-based Approaches for Environmental Compliance Final Report
Task 49 Effective Practices for Considering Historic Preservation in Transportation Planning and Early Project Development Final Report
Task 48 Compendium of Environmental Fieldwork Technologies Final Report
Task 47 Compendium of Best Practices for Incorporating Environmental Commitments into Transportation Project Construction Contract Documents Final Report
Task 46 Compendium of Best Practices for Environmental Compliance and Stewardship at Transportation Maintenance Facilities Final Report
Task 45 Transportation Program Responses to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Initiatives and Energy Reduction Programs Project Description
Task 44 Development and Implementation of a Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse Completed Website
Task 43 Guidance on Legal Sufficiency Criteria for Adequate Cumulative and Secondary Impacts Analysis in EIS Documents Final Report
Task 42 Determine Alternative Calculations for Fine Particulate Emission Factors Other Than AP-42 Applicable to Calculate Re-entrained Dust on Transportation Projects Final Report
User Guide
Task 41 Implementation of Community & Cultural Resource Commitments Final Report
Task 40 New Noise Barrier Products & Noise Barrier Approval Research & Guidelines Final Report
Appendix A
Task 39 Improving Project Environmental Cost Estimates Final Report
Final Guidance
Task 38 Guide to Use of Tier I Environmental Impact Statements for Transportation Projects Final Report
Task 37 Effective Organizational Structures and Management Practices for Achieving Environmental Stewardship in Transportation Agencies Final Report
Task 36 Recurring Community Impacts Final Report
Task 35 Water Quality Analyses for NEPA Documents: Selecting Appropriate Methodologies Final Report
Task 34 Streamlined Carbon Monoxide Hot Spot Screening / Modeling Tool cancelled
Task 33 National Register of Historic Places Eligibility Final Report
Task 32 Linking Environmental Resource and Transportation Planning--The Current State of Practice Final Report
Appendix E
Appendix F
Task 31 Cost Effective Tools for Achieving PM 2.5 Transportation Air Quality Conformity cancelled
Task 30 Section 404 Permitting and Roadside Ditches as Jurisdictional Waters cancelled
Task 29 Best Practices Library from the Environmental Stewardship Practices in Construction and Maintenance Compendium Final Report
Task 28 Reevaluations of NEPA documents Final Report
Task 27 Project Management and NEPA Final Report
Appendix
Task 26 Integration of Charrette Processes into Project Planning cancelled
Task 25 Modification and Amendment of Environmental Permits on Design-Build Projects Final Report
Task 24 Climate Change and U.S. Transportation
Task 23 Environmental Performance Measurements Related to Transportation Project Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Operations Final Report
Task 22 Land Use Forecasting for Indirect Impacts Analysis Final Report
Task 21 Assessment of Geophysical Remote Sensing Opportunities at State Departments of Transportation for Incorporation into Archaeological Investigations Final Report
Task 20 The Role of State DOTs in Support of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Final Report
Task 19 Historic Bridge Rehabilitation / Replacement Decision Making Final Report
Task 18 Recommended Approaches to Communicating Air Toxics Issues and Transportation Project-Related Analyses in NEPA Documents Final Report
Task 17 Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Analysis Techniques for Transportation Projects Final Report
Task 16 State Transportation Agency Strategies to Address NPDES Phase II Requirements Final Report
Appendix
Task 15 Historic Bridges Final Report
Task 14 A Summary of Existing Research on Dam Removal Projects Final Report
Task 13 Agency Use and Approach to FHWA Approved Programmatic Agreements Final Report
Task 12 Design-Build Environmental Compliance Process and Level of Detail Required Final Report
Task 11 Secondary/Indirect and Cumulative Effects Analysis Compatible Approach Flow Chart, ICI Matrix Final Report
Task 10 Alternative Mitigation Strategies/Early Mitigation: Streamlining and Achieving Net Benefits for the Natural Environment Final Report
Task 9 Use of Existing Data in Decision Making cancelled
Task 8 Developing Performance Data Collection Protocol for Stream Restoration Final Report
Task 7 Evaluation of Mobile Models: MOBILE 6.1, MOBILE 6.2 and MOBILE6/CNG Final Report
Task 6 Preparing State DOTs for Implementation of the 8-hour Ozone and PM 2.5 Standards Project Description
Task 5 Assessing the Current State of the NEPA Environmental Review Process Final Report
Task 4 Environmental Stewardship Best Practices for Road Maintenance and Construction Final Report
Task 3 Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Land Development Impacts of Transportation Improvements Final Report
Task 2 Transportation Impacts and "Smart Growth" Initiatives Final Report
Task 1 Synthesis on Data Needs for EA and EIS Documentation Final Report

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