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... SHRP 2 Capacity Project C39A1 Pilot Pilot Testing of the TCAPP Decision Guide and Related Capacity Products: Hoopstick Creek, South Carolina
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... SHRP 2 Capacity Project C39A1 Pilot Pilot Testing of the TCAPP Decision Guide and Related Capacity Products: Hoopstick Creek, South Carolina Sean Connolly, Heather Robbins, Chad Long, and Will McGoldrick South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) John Collum and Blair Goodman Wade Tidewater Environmental Services, Inc.
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... DISCLAIMER The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this document are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the second Strategic Highway Research Program, the Transportation Research Board, the National Research Council, or the program sponsors.
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... Contents 1 Executive Summary 1 Introduction 1 Project Context 2 Scope of Project 2 Conclusions 3 Recommendations for TCAPP 5 CHAPTER 1 Introduction 5 Project Context: Hoopstick Creek 10 Challenges Addressed by the TCAPP Process 11 Project Team 12 Project Partners 13 Proposed Tasks 15 CHAPTER 2 Description of the Project and Summary of Outcomes 15 Task 1: Training 15 Task 2: Agency Workshop 21 Task 3: Agency Coordination Effort 30 CHAPTER 3 Assessments 30 Partner Collaboration Assessment 33 Follow-Up Questionnaire 36 Third-Party Assessment and Observations 38 CHAPTER 4 Recommendations 38 Lessons Learned 39 Recommendations for SCDOT and Partner Agencies 39 Recommendations for TCAPP 44 CHAPTER 5 Conclusion 45 References 46 Abbreviations 47 APPENDIX A Survey Monkey Assessment Results
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... Executive Summary Introduction The fundamental purpose and goal of this pilot test was to evaluate and propose enhancements to the Transportation for Communities -- Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) collaborative planning tool.
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... Scope of Project The project assessed TCAPP's value in helping project partners work collaboratively toward an environmental permitting decision on the Hoopstick Creek Bridge Replacement project. The pilot project focused on the implementation of six "decision point files" of the TCAPP decision tool, entirely from the environmental permitting/NEPA (ENV)
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... While TCAPP provided a forum to collaborate and exchange information, which increased the spirit of camaraderie among agency partners and the SCDOT representatives, the team encountered challenges in keeping all partner agencies engaged throughout the process. Limited or no participation by some partner agencies may have been a result of reduced travel budgets and personnel, the perception that current communication is effective, and past failed efforts to improve communication.
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... • Key outcome: In a state where the NEPA/permitting merger process has yet to be implemented, fitting the Decision Guide to the Hoopstick Creek Bridge Replacement project was a challenge. o Recommendation: Include a brief narrative discussion in one of the existing links, explaining that the current ENV/NEPA Decision Guide is designed to be used in the merged context.

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