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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Framework for Incorporating Health into Transportation Corridor Planning

Project Information

Project Abstract:

The Health in Transportation Corridor Planning Framework supports State, regional, and local efforts of transportation agencies and their partners to respond to public health through corridor planning studies. The framework is intended to be used within an existing corridor planning process, not as a standalone or parallel process. The framework is scalable to any type of corridor. It can be used at a single point in the process or to inform every aspect of the corridor planning study. The framework may also be used to inform planning activities at both the regional and project level to support broad health goals.

Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$373,871.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
Yes
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH6117D00010/0003
FHWA Program Area:
  • Planning, Environment, and Realty
Fiscal Year / AMRP Program / AMRP Activity:
  • FY 2002-2022 / Planning, Environment, and Realty / Planning for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Connectivity, and Multimodal Mobility, including for Underserved Communities
FHWA Activity:
  • Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation
Project Outputs:

Framework for Better Integrating Health into Transportation Corridor Planning provides action-oriented information in a familiar six-step transportation corridor planning process that can assist transportation practitioner efforts to incorporate health into their corridor planning process.

Eleven case studies of transportation agencies across the country who tested the framework in a corridor study. Their experiences were turned into case studies that highlight how each of the agencies applied the Framework to incorporate health into their corridor planning processes, and the resulting outcomes.

Six outreach brochures to assist transportation agencies to communicate how to incorporate health into transportation investments can have positive impacts in their community.

Project Outcomes/Impact:

The eleven case studies provide detailed information about the numerous real-world impacts:

  • Providing safe multimodal transportation options where they didn’t exist before.
  • Developing new relationships with the communities, local businesses, anchor institutions, public health agencies, etc.
  • Leveraging federal and local funding.
  • Garnering local and national recognition and awards.
  • Having better tools for communicating with the public and local officials about the benefits of considering health outcomes when making transportation investments. 

AMRP = Annual Modal Research Plan

Contact Information

Team:
Air Quality and Transportation Conformity Team
Office:
Office of Natural Environment
Office Code:
HEPN-10

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Natural Environment
Contact Role:
Contract Office Representative

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Natural Environment
Contact Role:
Contract Office Representative

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty - Office of Natural Environment
Contact Role:
Contract Office Representative