Scenario planning is a planning process that evaluates the effects of alternative policies, plans, and/or programs on the future of a community or region. This activity can provide information to decision-makers as they develop the transportation plan. Scenarios may be used by stakeholders to explore and debate alternatives and trade-offs. By testing several scenarios against performance indicators, decision-makers can select a preferred scenario and identify an appropriate set of actions that will lead toward this desired vision.- Guidance - Regulation - Statute
|Overview of MAP-21 Planning Provisions||
Joint FTA-FHWA presentation slides outlining the metropolitan and statewide planning provisions in MAP-21.
|Scenario Planning Capacity Building||
Joint FTA-FHWA resources and technical assistance for scenario planning.
|Scenario Planning Guidebook||
FHWA guidebook to assist transportation agencies in carrying out a scenario planning process from start to finish. Transportation agencies can use the guidebook as a framework to develop a scenario planning approach tailored to their needs.
|FHWA Scenario Planning Page||
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Scenario Planning website, for information about noteworthy practices and innovative uses of Scenario Planning applications for transportation planning.
|FHWA Scenario Planning and Visualization in Transportation: Visualization in Planning||
The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Visualization in Planning website, for information on noteworthy practices and innovative uses of visualization for transportation planning.