The Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues Briefing Book

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The Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Program has made a book available containing an overview of transportation planning and provides a basic understanding of key concepts in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, along with references for additional information. The TPCB is available on their web site for review: Hard copies will be available soon.

This book has been updated to reflect changes in Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) that affect statewide and metropolitan transportation planning requirements. It is an informational publication that replaces its predecessor, the 2004 "Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues, A Briefing Book for Transportation Decisionmakers, Officials, and Staff" (Publication FHWA-EP-03-041 5/04).

If you have any questions, please contact Ned Conroy, FTA Region 10, at (206) 220-4318 or email



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator