Planning and Environmental Linkages

WHAT ARE PLANNING AND Image of Fort Worth skylineENVIRONMENTAL LINKAGES?
Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) represent a collaborative and integrated approach to transportation decision making that considers environmental, community, and economic goals early in the planning stage and carries them through project development, design, and construction.

This can lead to a seamless decision-making process that can help reduce and minimize impacts, minimize duplication of effort, promote environmental stewardship, and reduce delays in project implementation.

With increased emphasis on transportation's role/impact on the environmental, community, and economic well-being of the region, the continuous introduction and consideration of environmental topics such as climate change emphasizes the important linkages between the long-range transportation planning process and environmental planning.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is working to implement PEL efforts in consultation with resource agencies.
 

BACKGROUND AND MORE INFORMATION 

PROGRAM GOALS AND LEGISLATIVE BASIS

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTATION FOR MOBILITY 2045

Environmental Consulation for Mobility 2045 logo with a sunflower and 18-wheeler truck

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RELATED EFFORTS:

INVEST 

NCTCOG received a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to integrate sustainability best practices into transportation planning. A completed feasibility study was analyzed using the web-based Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST). This analysis identified best practices that were then applied to a study on the Denton County Outer Loop/Greenbelt Parkway, which is expected to pass through a park that provides recreation trails and wildlife habitat.

Investing in Sustainability final cover for the Denton Greenbeltcover for denton greenbelt publication
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FINAL Denton Greenbelt Corridor Feasibility Study – March 2019

Final Denton Greenbelt Corridor Feasibility Study(click on image to view)

INVEST Summary Report - March 2019

Invest summary report march 2019(click on image to view)

 

 

INVEST 

NCTCOG received a grant from the Federal Highway Administration to integrate sustainability best practices into transportation planning. A completed feasibility study was analyzed using the web-based Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST). This analysis identified best practices that were then applied to a study on the Denton County Outer Loop/Greenbelt Parkway, which is expected to pass through a park that provides recreation trails and wildlife habitat.

Investing in Sustainability final cover for the Denton Greenbeltcover for denton greenbelt publication
(click on image to view)

FINAL Denton Greenbelt Corridor Feasibility Study – March 2019

(click on image to view)

INVEST Summary Report - March 2019

(click on image to view)