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Excerpt Icon Alternatives Development: Develop and Document Full Range of Alternative Solutions
Consider stakeholder values at the outset to avoid the problem of suggestions for viable alternatives being raised near the end of the process.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Best Practices for Risk Management (1)
A critical aspect of the design process is the process of considering and documenting the need for design exceptions.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Best Practices for Risk Management (2)
An overriding concern of design staff is not necessarily the avoidance of tort claims, but the defense of a good and appropriate decision, should a claim be made.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon CSD/CSS Framework
Steps for successful CSD/CSS projects
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Decision Points
The CSD/CSS Project Development Process includes a recommended set of decision points. These points are related to federal requirements under NEPA as well as state and local regulations.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Identifying Stakeholders
"The first step towards achieving meaningful and effective public involvement in project development involves identifying the individuals and groups likely to be affected by the project, those who have a "stake" in its outcome," those who could get... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Implementation: Maintaining Communication through Construction
An extensive outreach program should continue during construction in order to address stakeholder interest and to communicate any changes in the project.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Legislative Background on CSD
CSS enabling federal legislation and connection to NEPA.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Management Structure: Developing a Public Involvement Plan
Steps to developing a public involvement plan.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Nominal and Substantive Safety Thresholds
FHWAs Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) can readily measure the nominal safety of a road by comparing its design features to prevailing design criteria.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Philosophical Approach to Design Exceptions
Creativity or flexibility in highway design should not be equated with operating outside their geometric design policies.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Planning for Implementation
Implementation planning involves integrating the selected public involvement activities into the total project scope, schedule, and budget, and obtaining final buy-in from management.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Problem Definition: Confirming and Refining Problem Definition
Initial project decisions begin with development of a list of the transportation problems to be addressed by a project.... The list of problems can then be transformed into a comprehensive need statement. It is critical for this statement to reflect... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Problem Definition: Develop Problem Statement
Problems must be stated in terms of underlying causes- they must be framed in a way in which they can be lead to a solution.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Project Development and Evaluation Framework: Involving Stakeholders in Framework Development
Measurement of issues such as quality of life are often viewed as intangible and, therefore, immeasurable, although you can work with stakeholders to develop quantitative evaluation criteria
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Provide Staffing Support
Staff support at the project level is crucial to streamline and improve the process.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Quality of Life
"As in... developing the problem definition, it is critical to ensure that the full range of stakeholder values is reflected in the universe of alternative solutions considered at the outset. This avoids the all too common problems of suggestions... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Selecting Public Involvement Techniques
To flesh out how the information exchange processes will be conducted, it is important to select tools and techniques to use at particular points in the decision process.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon "Successfully implementing a solution...
"Successfully implementing a solution that was openly arrived at requires great care and a management commitment to follow through. In most agencies, staff assigned to develop the plan are not directly involved in construction. Pilot state staff in... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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Excerpt Icon Tort Liability, Design Exceptions, and Risk Management and Overview of Tort Issues
In tort liability, agencies are faced with defending their actions such as design decisions in the face of lawsuits stemming from traffic crashes. Six principle issues must be resolved in court.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Report 480: A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions,2002
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