FHWA-NHI-151053 Transportation Planning Process

Course Description
In Transportation Planning Process (course number FHWA-NHI-151053) participants receive an overview of the metropolitan and statewide transportation planning process, underscoring its relationship to informed decision-making and the required planning process. This course expands knowledge of transportation planning practice fundamentals and the ability to convey the relationship of these principles to the Federal planning program requirements. Participants gain knowledge and understanding of planning practice fundamentals through the use of engaging interactive activities.

This instructor-led training combines the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Course from the National Transit Institute (NTI) and NHI with NTI's State and Metropolitan Transportation Programming Courses to reflect the current laws, regulations and issues relevant to the transportation planning process. This consolidated course titled is jointly developed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in concert with their respective training branches NTI and NHI.

Please NOTE: The following 4-hour WBT is a prerequisite and should be taken prior to participating in this ILT, FHWA-NHI-151052, Basics of Transportation Planning.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Explain the legislative requirements for States and MPOs to conduct the transportation planning process.
Describe the content and purpose of statewide and metropolitan transportation plans and programs.
Identify the steps and activities in a performance-based approach to planning and programming supported by public engagement and intergovernmental cooperation.
Explain the relationship between the transportation planning process and other community planning processes.
Identify participants and their roles and responsibilities in planning.
Differentiate appropriate levels of consultation, cooperation, and engagement among stakeholders and the public.

Target Audience
Metropolitan Planning Organizations(MPOs) Regional Planning Organizations or affected nonmetropolitan transportation officials with responsibility for transportation planning State Departments of Transportation Planning, Transportation Planning, Programming, or Project Development staff working or participating in the Statewide or Metropolitan Transportation Planning process Transit Agencies and/or Providers Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration.

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