To learn more about public involvement in the transportation planning process, we have two handbooks that can be helpful to you in your day-to-day work.
Public Involvement & Transportation
Ensuring that the public is involved in planning transportation projects is critical.
We dive deep into the importance of public involvement and how to incorporate it into your planning process.
Public Involvement Resources
Public Involvement Peer Exchange (September 2020)
The AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence initiated a Public Involvement Peer Exchange in 2020 to foster peer learning among selected state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) from across the U.S. The Center’s Technical Working Group selected this topic due to interest from member states. The peer exchange was funded through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and conducted with support from WSP. Originally planned as a domestic scan tour, the format changed to virtual workshops due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Practices for Online Public Involvement (NCHRP Synthesis 538)
Measuring the Effectiveness of Public Involvement in Transportation Planning and Project Development (NCHRP Research Report 905)
TRB Committee on Public Involvement (ADA 60)
EDC 5 Virtual Public Involvement
FHWA Virtual Public Involvement Program
Public Involvement/Public Participation Web page
Public Involvement Techniques for Transportation Decisionmaking (FHWA Guide) (2015)
DOT Public Involvement Reference Tool (links to all state transportation agencies’ public involvement-related websites)
Transportation Planning Capacity Building – public involvement page
PlanWorks Web Resource
Public Involvement in the Transportation Decision Making Process (NHI course)
Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program Case Studies