NARC offers reports, studies, and publications for and about transportation planning, as well as guidance documents that range from policy-level documents to technical assistance to much more.

Reports & Publications

Integrating Public Health and Transportation Planning: Perspectives for MPOs and COGs - June 2012

NARC released a report of efforts made by metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to integrate public health factors and considerations into their transportation plans. Additionally, the report offers options through which an MPO can work with its Council of Governments (COG) to integrate alternative planning activities into transportation and public health.

Regional Aviation Systems Planning: A Case Study – October 2011

NARC recently completed six case studies of different regions and their engagement in regional aviation systems planning as a part of their comprehensive transportation planning. These case studies include:

Integrating Air Quality and Transportation Planning: A Resource Compendium (September 2009). As part of a cooperative agreement, NARC, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a series of workshops to tackle the most pressing challenges in balancing healthy air and transportation investments.  NARC has compiled the contents of fourteen workshops held between 2001 and 2009 into one document that will prove to be useful to regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations nationwide.  Click HERE to access the Compendium or visit NARC’s Integrating Air Quality & Transportation Planning Workshops page to access presentations and other workshop materials.

Streamlining Cross-Linking Transportation and Evacuation Planning: A Resource Guide for Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Councils (September 2009). Through a year-long agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration Office of Planning, NARC developed a project to address streamlining cross-linking and coordination of evacuation planning efforts by regional councils and metropolitan planning organizations in instances of manmade or natural disasters. NARC and its Advisory Council held two workshops and developed this resource guide. Click HERE to access the Resource Guide or visit NARC’s Transportation and Evacuation Planning Workshops page to access workshop presentations and summaries.

Building Planning Capacity between Public and Private Sector Partners in the Freight Industry: A Resource Manual for Public and Private Freight Planning Interests (September 2009). Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, NARC and its Technical Advisory Group held a series of peer to peer exchanges and webinars for public and private stakeholders in the freight industry. NARC then developed a Resource Manual to create more effective and efficient regional level freight-specific infrastructure planning. Click HERE to access the Resource Manual or visit NARC’s Chicago Peer to PeerTacoma Peer to Peer and 2009 Freight Summit pages for summaries and presentations from each event.

A Workshop on Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning: An Examination of Best Practices (September 2008). NARC, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration and Resource Systems Group, held a two-day workshop on Integrating Land Use and Transportation planning hosted by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) on September 11-12, 2008. The workshop was geared toward developing the capacity of high level community and transportation planning officials to integrate current and future trends in land use into their transportation plans, thereby giving their regions more options and opportunity. Click HERE to access the Examination of Best Practices or visit NARC’s Integrating Land Use and Transportation Planning Workshop page to access presentations and other workshop materials.


February 19, 2013  (via NARC webinar)
New Year, New Priorities: FHWA’s Office of Planning, Environment and Realty
Click HERE for the presentation.

July 20, 2012 – Transportation Infrastructure and Services Steering Committee Meeting, National League of Cities
Integrating Public Health and Transportation Planning – Perspective for COGs and MPOs (.pdf)

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