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Urban Land use -- Planning -- Decision making, Transportation -- Planning -- Metropolitan areas, Transportation -- United States -- Decision making, Land use -- Government policy


In April 2003, the National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) hosted a colloquium for people involved in transportation collaborations—federal and state agency representatives, consultants, dispute resolution professionals and representatives from professional associations and local planning organizations. The colloquium was co-sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Florida, Oregon, and California Departments of Transportation.

This report summarizes lessons learned about transportation collaborations and offers recommendations for governors and state transportation officials on ways to enhance the use and effectiveness of collaborative problem solving around transportation issues. The report also identifies areas for additional research that will help fill our knowledge gaps and address existing barriers to effective collaboration on transportation issues.


A product of the National Policy Consensus Center, part of the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.

Text by Jeremy Hays and Susan Brody.

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