TCAPP and Integrated Ecological Framework Pilot Projects

November 2013

Transportation for Communities — Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) is a web-based resource that offers guidance to agencies and practitioners on reaching collaborative decisions as they work through the transportation planning, programming, and permitting processes. TCAPP also serves as a portal to other tools, including the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF), which is a step-by-step approach to reaching consensus on environmental goals and identifying and protecting conservation areas. To test the premises of both TCAPP and the IEF, SHRP 2 conducted four pilot tests of TCAPP in the C18 project and four of the IEF in C21. This report presents an overview of the pilot studies, and it highlights and synthesizes key findings of the research.