4/5 Webinar on Planning Environment Linkages

Posted on: March 8th, 2022 by Carrie Kissel

With support from the Federal Highway Administration, the NADO Research Foundation will hold a webinar on Planning Environment Linkages: Interagency Partnerships and Public Engagement on Tuesday, April 5, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Eastern Time.

Find the webinar recording and slides here: https://ruraltransportation.org/4-5-webinar-on-planning-environment-linkages/.

About the webinar

Regional transportation planning organizations in rural and small metro areas can benefit from incorporating environmental considerations into the transportation planning process. Often referred to as Planning Environment Linkages (PEL), this work entails planning for environmental, community, and economic goals early in transportation decision-making process. PEL has the potential to decrease project cost, schedule times, and redundant efforts. Interagency partnerships and robust public involvement are two steps that regional organizations can take to enhance PEL in their work. 

In this webinar, attendees will learn: PEL information and resources available from the Federal Highway Administration, how interagency coordination works in one state-regional-local partnership, and successes and challenges of public engagement in a rural and small city region.

Panelists will include:

  • Lana Lau, Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Project Development & Environmental Review
  • Brian Hare, Director of the Center for Program Development and Management, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Beth Burks, Executive Director, Humboldt County Association of Governments

Who should attend: regional transportation professionals from rural and small metropolitan organizations, state DOT planning and environmental staff, local government planning and public works staff in small and medium-sized communities, consultant partners, and other stakeholders.

More information

Register for the Planning Environment Linkages webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2692168935809759755. View more resources on PEL here: https://ruraltransportation.org/category/resources/environment/. The Federal Highway Administration provides PEL resources and information here: https://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/env_initiatives/PEL.aspx.

This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation under requisition number HEPE210001PR. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of U.S. DOT or the NADO Research Foundation.

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