Federal, state, and municipal transportation agencies have taken steps to advance the integration of transportation planning and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to create more unified decision-making processes, reduce duplication of efforts, and support better informed project-level decisions.
The TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program's NCHRP Legal Research Digest 89: Planning and Environment Linkages: Review of Statutory Authority and Case Law details the origins and evolution of NEPA and the Federal Highway Administration’s Planning and Environment Linkages program.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Planning and Environment Linkages: Review of Statutory Authority and Case Law. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26891.
|NCHRP LRD 89: Planning and Environment Linkages: Review of Statutory Authority and Case Law||1-1|
|II. PEL LEGAL AUTHORITIES||4-16|
|III. VARIOUS APPROACHES TO PEL||17-19|
|IV. PEL-RELATED LITIGATION||20-21|
|V. PEL GOING FORWARD||22-24|
|NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM||25-28|
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