In this episode, host Bernie Wagenblast interviews Jannine Miller and Charles Robinson of the Georgia Department of Transportation about the I-85 Corridor Study, an innovative effort that is using a new approach – Planning and Environmental Linkage, or PEL.
Planning and Environmental Linkages, or PEL, is a collaborative and integrated approach to transportation decision-making that considers environmental, community, and economic goals early in the transportation planning process.
We dive deep on how states are using PEL to inform their planning and environmental review processes.
Statewide Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning; Final Rule (Feb. 2007), Appendix A, incorporated as part of this regulatory notice, provides additional, nonbinding guidance to further explain the linkages between the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes.
FHWA Implementing Eco-Logical Website and related resources including: Agencies Implementing the Eco-Logical Approach; Technical Assistance Activities; Technical Assistance; Eco-Logical at Meetings and Conferences; Library; Eco-Logical Report; Grant Program; Webinar Series
FHWA PlanWorks Decision Support Tool: a web resource that supports collaborative decision-making in transportation planning and project development, built around key decision points in long-range planning, programming, corridor planning, and environmental review.
NCHRP Report 661: A Guidebook for Corridor-Based Statewide Transportation Planning, NCHRP Project 8-58 (July 2010)
NCHRP Report 541: Consideration of Environmental Factors in Transportation Planning, NCHRP Project 8-38 (2005)