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New TxDOT ENV Processes To Reduce Time to Deliver Projects by 50%

New TxDOT ENV Processes To Reduce Time to Deliver Projects by 50%

Feb. 11 Update: I’ve included the actual Power Point Presentation below.   Below are my notes from the CTAEP February meeting entitled “FHWA Every Day Counts Initiative and Related TxDOT Efforts”. The presenter was Dianna Noble, Director of TxDOT’s Environmental Affairs Division. Dianna’s talk focused not on streamlining (because everyone is tired of “streamlining” efforts […]

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Can Environmental Assessments Add Value?

Can Environmental Assessments Add Value?

This topic is a bit off the normal path for Plannovation, but I wanted to highlight some interesting research done by Peter Havens, Charles Morgan, and Donald MacDonald on environmental planning for new ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) projects. Now I know next to nothing about OTEC projects, but I was struck by a unique […]

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For NEPA Nerds, TRB's discussion of NEPA 50% faster

So what’s going on with NEPA 50% faster initiative? Joe Shalkowski, Associate VP of Transportation Planning at PBS&J, attended the annual TRB meeting in January. Joe reported on what the TRB discussed to reduce the timeframe of the transportation project development process by 50% to the Austin subchapter of the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals. […]

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