Planning & Environment/NEPA
NEW! FTA Categorical Exclusion Guidance! 2/11/2014
FTA Office of Planning and Environment
The mission of the Office of Planning and Environment is to support the development of information that local, state, and federal officials use to make transportation investment decisions. This entails working with our partners in the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to administer a national planning program that provides funding, guidance, technical support, and oversight to state and local transportation agencies. The 10 region offices of FTA and the 52 division offices of FHWA help to convey the program to the states, local governments, and other transportation agencies. The Office also provides guidance and assistance to grantees considering projects that may seek New and Small Starts funding, as well as the ratings and evaluations of those projects for project advancement or FTA funding decisions. Finally the Office ensures that federal environmental requirements are met through oversight and development of environmental policies, guidance and regulations.