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Questions

  1. What is your role?

  2. What phase of planning and project development are you interested in?

  3. Are you interested in learning about decision makers and their roles?

  4. Are you interested in assessing collaboration?

  5. Are you interested in assessing your constraints to expediting project delivery?

  6. Is there a specific topic of interest to you?

    

Wizard Assesment Result

  1. Selected Role: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Other Partner or Stakeholder
  2. Phase(s) you're interested in:

    Long Range Transportation Planning Long Range Transportation Planning

    LRP-1
    The scoping Key Decision involves a broad assessment of the data, decisions, and relationships to consider, acquire, or make throughout the entire long range transportation plan (LRTP) process.
    LRP-2
    At this Key Decision, the community's values, whether stated as a vision and goals or simply agreed upon by the stakeholders for the planning area, are used to guide the transportation-specific vision and goals.
    LRP-3
    At this Key Decision the evaluation criteria, methodology and performance measures are approved that will allow decision-makers to compare scenarios to the vision and goals and to one another.
    LRP-4
    The approved list of specific corridors, roads and areas which are deficient identified at this Key Decision serves as a basis for problems and opportunities addressed in both the corridor planning and environmental review processes.
    LRP-5
    At this Key Decision information from the Programming / Fiscal Constraint Phase is introduced into the LRTP decision making process.
    LRP-6
    Strategies are developed to address the deficiencies identified in LRP-4. A strategy is a specific tactic or policy employed or recommended by an organization.
    LRP-7
    Scenarios are based on approved strategies and are compared using the evaluation criteria, methodology and performance measures.
    LRP-8
    At this Key Decision, a preferred plan scenario is adopted for inclusion in the Draft LRTP.
    LRP-9
    In nonattainment and maintenance areas for the transportation-related pollutants, transportation conformity analysis is done in order to determine that the preferred scenario meets current conformity requirements.
    LRP-10
    At this Key Decision a final plan is adopted by the MPO board.
    LRP-11
    In nonattainment and maintenance areas for the transportation-related pollutants, FHWA/FTA must make a Federal conformity determination.
    LRP-1
    Approve Scope of LRTP Process

    Key Decision - Approve Scope of LRTP Process ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-1) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Vision and Goals

    Key Decision - Approve Vision and Goals ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-2) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures

    Key Decision - Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-3) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Transportation Deficiencies

    Key Decision - Approve Transportation Deficiencies ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-4) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Financial Assumptions

    Key Decision - Approve Financial Assumptions ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-5) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Strategies

    Key Decision - Approve Strategies ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-6) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Approve Plan Scenarios

    Key Decision - Approve Plan Scenarios ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-7) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Adopt Preferred Plan Scenario

    Key Decision - Adopt Preferred Plan Scenario ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-8) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Make Conformity Determination by MPO

    Key Decision - Make Conformity Determination by MPO ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-9) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Adopt LRTP by MPO

    Key Decision - Adopt LRTP by MPO ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-10) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    LRP-1
    Make Conformity Determination

    Key Decision - Make Conformity Determination ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/LRP-11) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve Revenue Sources

    Key Decision - Approve Revenue Sources ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-1) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve Project Cost and Revenue Allocation Approach

    Key Decision - Approve Project Cost and Revenue Allocation Approach ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-2) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve Project List from Adopted Plan

    Key Decision - Approve Project List from Adopted Plan ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-3) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve Project Prioritization

    Key Decision - Approve Project Prioritization ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-4) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Reach Consensus on Draft TIP

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Draft TIP ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-5) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Adopt TIP by MPO

    Key Decision - Adopt TIP by MPO ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-6) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve TIP by Governor and Incorporate into Draft STIP

    Key Decision - Approve TIP by Governor and Incorporate into Draft STIP ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-7) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Reach Consensus on Draft STIP

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Draft STIP ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-8) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    PRO-2
    Approve STIP with respect to Fiscal Constraint

    Key Decision - Approve STIP with respect to Fiscal Constraint ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/PRO-9) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Scope of Corridor Planning Process

    Key Decision - Approve Scope of Corridor Planning Process ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-1) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Problem Statements and Opportunities

    Key Decision - Approve Problem Statements and Opportunities ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-2) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Goals for the Corridor

    Key Decision - Approve Goals for the Corridor ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-3) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Reach Consensus on Scope of Environmental Analysis

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Scope of Environmental Analysis ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-4) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures

    Key Decision - Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-5) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Range of Solution Sets

    Key Decision - Approve Range of Solution Sets ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-6) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Adopt Preferred Solution Set

    Key Decision - Adopt Preferred Solution Set ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-7) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Approve Implementation Criteria for Prioritizing Projects

    Key Decision - Approve Implementation Criteria for Prioritizing Projects ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-8) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    COR-3
    Adopt Priorities for Implementation

    Key Decision - Adopt Priorities for Implementation ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/COR-9) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Reach Consensus on Scope of Environmental Review

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Scope of Environmental Review ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-1) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Notice of Intent

    Key Decision - Approve Notice of Intent ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-2) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Purpose and Need/Reach Consensus on Project Purpose

    Key Decision - Approve Purpose and Need/Reach Consensus on Project Purpose ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-3) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Reach Consensus on Study Area

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Study Area ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-4) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures

    Key Decision - Approve Evaluation Criteria, Methods and Measures ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-5) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Full Range of Alternatives

    Key Decision - Approve Full Range of Alternatives ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-6) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Alternatives to be Carried Forward

    Key Decision - Approve Alternatives to be Carried Forward ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-7) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Draft EIS with Conceptual Mitigation

    Key Decision - Approve Draft EIS with Conceptual Mitigation ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-8) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Resource Agency Public Notice

    Key Decision - Approve Resource Agency Public Notice ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-9) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Preferred Alternative / LEDPA

    Key Decision - Approve Preferred Alternative / LEDPA ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-10) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Final Jurisdictional Determination

    Key Decision - Approve Final Jurisdictional Determination ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-11) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Reach Consensus on Avoidance and Minimization for the LEDPA

    Key Decision - Reach Consensus on Avoidance and Minimization for the LEDPA ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-12) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Approve Final EIS and Record of Decision

    Key Decision - Approve Final EIS and Record of Decision ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-13) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

    ENV-4
    Render Permit Decision and Approve Avoidance and Minimization

    Key Decision - Render Permit Decision and Approve Avoidance and Minimization ( Direct to: /planworkst/DecisionGuide/Step/ENV-14) : Visit this Key Decision to find basic information, policy questions, inputs and data, examples, and other related information.

  3. Your interest in decision makers and their roles

    Partner Portal ( Direct to: /planworkst/UserPortal/Partner) : Visit the Partner Portal to learn more about decision makers and their interests and roles in collaborative decision making.

  4. You are interested in assessing collaboration with Other decision makers Stakeholder Nobody
  5. Your interest in assessing constraints to expediting project delivery:

    Expediting Project Delivery Assessment ( Direct to: /planworkst/Assessment/Expediting) : Please take this assessment to identify constraints to streamlined project delivery and corresponding strategies to help overcome these constraints.

    No
  6. Your selected application:

    Health in Transportation ( Direct to: /planworkst/Application/health-in-transportation) : Please visit this application for more information on how to identify the data, analysis, and decisions that transfer between the processes as well as the individual Key Decisions they support.

    Health in Transportation