ExpiredPurpose & Need – August 12, 2021

Purpose & Need

Thursday, August 12,  2021
at 12:00 (Noon) Eastern


Sound transportation projects start with sound planning! Properly identifying and documenting transportation problems early in a project’s life cycle are key to developing a project’s purpose and need for NEPA documentation and analyses. Purpose and need serve as the foundation of a project and identify what the project is intended to accomplish and what transportation problems are to be addressed. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) through its recent PENNDOT Connects initiative and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through its Planning and Environmental Linkages initiative, encourage early collaboration with planning partners and the use of information developed in planning, such as purpose and need, to inform the NEPA process. During this session PennDOT and FHWA specialists will share valuable tips and methods showing how information collected during planning via PennDOT Connects can be utilized by NEPA practitioners to better document transportation problems/needs during Project Scoping and in NEPA documents.

Presenters: Scott W. Duncanson, AICP, Env Sp, LEED GA – Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Nicole Auker – Environmental Planner – PennDOT

John (Drew) Ames – Environmental Planning Manager – PennDOT

Barbara Shaffer, AICP- Federal Highway Administration PA Division

Registration Deadline: August 10, 2021


Note: Registration is for one entrant. Any other individuals who would like to join this session are required to complete their own registration forms. The registration fee is set per person, not per connection.

PAEP Members – Webinars are free to members but you will still need to register.

Non-Members – the fee for the webinar is $10 per person.
Registrants will be sent an email, closer to the event date, providing information on how to join the webinar

“The purpose of the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Professionals is to promote environmental education, research, planning, assessment, review, and management through the formation and operation of a nonpolitical multidisciplinary professional society.” The content of our webinar series is not developed by PAEP, but by the presenters themselves.
  • August 12, 2021 Webinar
    August 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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