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TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 827: Navigating Multi-Agency NEPA Processes to Advance Multimodal Transportation Projects analyzes approaches taken by state departments of transportation (DOTs), their local partners, and other project sponsors to satisfy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements for transportation projects involving more than one mode. Case studies illustrate successful practices and provide examples of institutional arrangements used to comply with NEPA requirements for two or more U.S. DOT agencies.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Navigating Multi-Agency NEPA Processes to Advance Multimodal Transportation Projects. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/23581.

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138 pages | 8.5 x 11 |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/23581
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Front Matter i-vii
Summary 1-4
Chapter 1 - Background 5-7
Chapter 2 - Challenges of Multimodal NEPA Processes 8-10
Chapter 3 - Case Study Methods 11-15
Chapter 4 - Case Study Results 16-28
Chapter 5 - Case Study Synthesis 29-32
Chapter 6 - Implementation Plan 33-34
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initialisms 35-37
Appendix A - Case Study Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Northern Virginia 38-44
Appendix B - Case Study Port of Miami Tunnel, Miami, Florida 45-50
Appendix C - Case Study Eastern Corridor Program, Cincinnati, Ohio 51-56
Appendix D - Case Study Phase I National Gateway Clearance Initiative, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia 57-61
Appendix E - Case Study Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE), Chicago, Illinois 62-68
Appendix F - Case Study TRansportation EXpansion (T-REX) Project, Denver, Colorado 69-74
Appendix G - Case Study I-70 East Corridor Project, Denver and Aurora Counties, Colorado 75-81
Appendix H - Case Study Mountain View Corridor, Salt Lake City, Utah 82-86
Appendix I - Case Study XpressWest High-Speed Passenger Train, Victorville, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada 87-92
Appendix J - Case Study Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing, Washington and Oregon 93-98
Appendix K - Case Study East Link Light Rail Project Puget Sound Region, Washington 99-104
Appendix L - Case Study Orange Line LRT Extension to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, Texas 105-110
Appendix M - Key NEPA Requirements of U.S. DOT Agencies 111-114
Appendix N - Inventory of Multimodal NEPA Processes 115-118
Appendix O - Self-Assessment Tool 119-124

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