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Links to Context Sensitive Solutions Resources

Publications
AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence "Above and Beyond: The Environmental and Social Contributions of America's Highway Programs"
NCHRP (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) Synthesis 373 "Multi-Disciplinary Teams in Context-Sensitive Solutions: A Synthesis of Highway Practice"
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_373.pdf 
US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration “What is CSS? – Current Activities Report”
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/csd/activities.cfm
US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration “What is CSS? – Publications”
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/csd/pubs.cfm
"Habitat Connectivity and Rural Context Sensitive Design: A Synthesis of Practice"
http://www.westerntransportationinstitute.org/documents/reports/4W0856_Final_Report.pdf
“Thinking Beyond the Pavement” Conference Report
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/csd/mdbroch.pdf
Integration of Context Sensitive Solutions in the Transportation Planning Process (Final Report
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/csstp/csstransplan.htm
CSS Peer Exchange Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO.
http://environment.transportation.org/center/products_programs/conference/css_peer_exchange.aspx
Context Sensitive Roadway Surfacing Selection Guide
http://www.cflhd.gov/programs/techDevelopment/pavement/context-roadway-surfacing/
Central Federal Lands Highway Division - Technology Development Completed Projects – “Context Sensitive Roadway Surfacing Selection Guide”
http://www.cflhd.gov/techDevelopment/completed_projects/pavement/context-roadway-surfacing/ 
Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions – A Guidebook for State DOTs
www.trb.org/publications/nchrp/nchrp_w69.pdf 
Center for Transportation and the Environment – National Broadcast Series (Webcasts). “Context Sensitive Solutions – A Better Way”.
http://itre.ncsu.edu/CTE/TechTransfer/Teleconferences/archive.asp
NCHRP (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) Report 480 “A Guide to Best Practices for Achieving Context Sensitive Solutions” Available on the web at
http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_480.pdf
Peaks, Hayes, “Building Roads in Sync with Community Values,” PUBLIC ROADS, vol. 62, no. 5, March/April 1999,
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/99marapr/flexdsgn.cfm
Federal Highway Administration, “Flexibility in Highway Design,” available on the web at
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/flex/index.htm
 
CSS Websites for State Transportation Agencies
California - http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/oppd/context/
Georgia – http://www.dot.ga.gov/doingbusiness/PoliciesManuals/roads/ContextSensitiveDesign/GDOT_CSD_Manual.pdf
Idaho – http://itd.idaho.gov/manuals/Manual Production/CSS/CSS_Guide.pdf
Maryland - http://roads.maryland.gov/index.aspx?pageid=332
Michigan – http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9621_41446---,00.html
Minnesota - http://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/edms/download?docId=700077
New Jersey - http://www.state.nj.us/dot/csd/
New York – https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/engineering/design/dqab/css
North Carolina - www.ncdot.org/programs/environment/development/solutions/
Utah - http://www.udot.utah.gov/index.php/m=c/tid=144
Washington State - http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Design/Policy/CSDesign.htm
 
CSS-Oriented Websites
AASHTO - American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials - http://environment.transportation.org/environmental_issues/context_sens_sol/
Context Sensitive Solutions - http://www.contextsensitivesolutions.org
Federal Highway Administration - http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/csd/
Institute of Transportation Engineers - http://www.ite.org/css/
University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies - http://www.cts.umn.edu/Education/ContextSensitive/index.html
Center for Transportation and the Environment - http://www.itre.ncsu.edu/cte/topics/topic.asp?TopicID=14

For more information regarding IDOT’s development of CSS policy, please contact:

John Baranzelli
Acting Chief of Design and Environment
Office of Planning and Programming
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
(217)782-7526

 

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