Capital Improvement


Capital improvement planning identifies and prioritizes investments for local infrastructure such as utilities, sidewalks and bike ways, schools, transit capital, and locally funded roads. Collaboration with this local planning effort has many benefits. It ensures that long range and corridor planning and funding decisions are coordinated with local funded investments. In addition, it can help stretch limited funding through partnering to meet common needs and goals.


The primary benefit of integrating capital improvement plans with transportation decision-making is the sharing of information between these processes. This sharing of information occurs at multiple key decisions in long-range planning, corridor planning, and environmental review.

The Decision Guide provides detailed information on the individual key decisions at which these processes are integrated. Explore the graphic below to learn about this relationship:

  • Hover over the highlighted key decisions to understand the specific relationship of capital improvement to the decision.
  • Click on any highlighted key decision for more information concerning capital improvement and this decision. You will find useful information in the "Data" and "Integrated Planning" tabs.

Key Decisions that are grayed-out have no specific relevance to the individual application or topic area but are still accessible from this graphic.