NCHRP Project 08-36 was established to provide a flexible, ongoing program of quick-response research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning (SCOP). SCOP wishes to create a mechanism and process based on survey research to quickly gather information about various current planning practices and innovations on topics that are of current interest to SCOP and to make that information conveniently available to the SCOP membership and others in the transportation planning community.
The objective of this research is to produce snapshots of planning practices (Snapshots) that contain relevant information in the form of brief, compact, and concise summaries of current and/or innovative transportation planning practices currently in use in the U.S. that transportation agencies can use help them improve their own practices and results. Snapshot topics may occur within a variety of contexts such as practical solutions to current technical challenges, responses to legislation or administrative rules, organizational designs used by agencies to accomplish their work, means of influencing agency decisionmaking, etc. Snapshot topics will be selected periodically by the NCHRP 08-36 project panel.