February 2012

February 2012 Update

The success of the CSS website would not be possible without your continued support. Please continue contributing content and spreading knowledge about CSS by highlighting the best-practices in your city, state, or region.

If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail us at or call (212) 620-5660.

New Website!

The CSS team is thrilled to announce that in January, a new design and features were launched for the CSS website. The redesign is a significant update that does the following:

  • Highlights relevant content for the diverse CSS audience
  • Makes website navigation faster and more intuitive
  • Adds new features that makes content more engaging and easier to digest

Our next step for improving the technology of the website is to upgrade the search feature, so that content is not only easier to locate using the website navigation, but that the search feature also returns timely and accurate results as well.

If you have suggestions for the design of the website, or content you would like to be featured, please email us at

CSS Champions Program

The CSS Champions Program is a new initiative of the team that allows us to be more proactive in putting CSS information in the hands of practitioners that are working on local and regional CSS projects. Particularly projects that are at critical junctures in the project development process (PDP).

The CSS Champions program operates in situations that involve:

  • Projects that can transform transportation project development culture and mindset within communities and agencies
  • Practitioners who are leading change from within
  • Models for collaboration across several levels and silos of government
  • Demonstrate a clear benefit(s) to using CSS in the project development process

This assistance program is made possible by the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperation Research Program (STEP).

The four CSS Champions who received technical assistance in late 2011 included:

Each project has resulted in a case study and highly illustrated briefing. Denver and Delaware can be seen here. New Mexico and Maine will be released shortly.

CSS in the News
Upcoming CSS Events
Next Up
  • CSS webinar on visualization in March
  • New Mexico and Maine CSS Champions reports
  • Posting of CSS Content from the 91st Annual TRB Meeting is made possible by the
Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA)
Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperation Research Program

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