The Leadership Academy was designed to help community members learn more about how to participate in the transportation decision-making process. The Resources section of the Leadership Academy Website has information and links to the Leadership Academy Materials as well as additional information, some created by U.S. DOT, some not, and all helpful in learning more about transportation. The inclusion of material in the Online Resource Library is not considered an endorsement of any organization or resource outside the U.S. DOT website.
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Online Resource Library
The Online Resource Library provides more in-depth information about topics that are covered in the Transportation Toolkit, which is meant to provide a basic primer. The inclusion of material in the Online Resource Library is not considered an endorsement of any organization or resources outside the U.S. DOT website.
Resources on Planning and Decision-Making
U.S. DOT Resources
- Guide to Transportation Decision-making: The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration created this guide many years before the Leadership Academy and the Transportation Toolkit were created. This guide was written to help the public understand transportation decision-making.
- A Resident’s Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Biking: The Federal Highway Administration created this guide for community members. This guide provides examples from communities working to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. It includes ideas and resources to help residents learn about issues that affect walking and bicycling conditions, find ways to address or prevent these problems, and promote safety for all road users.
- How to Engage Low Literacy and Limited English Proficient Populations: This booklet was written for practitioners working in transportation, but it can help you understand how community members should be engaged in the transportation decision-making process.
- Transportation Planning Capacity Building Website: The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration host this resource for decision-makers, planners, engineers and other staff. You can explore this website to learn more about what paid transportation professionals are thinking about when planning projects that might impact your community.
- Title VI Video by the Department of Justice
U.S. DOT Resources:
- Citizens Guide to NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard: This guide was produced by the Executive Office of the President’s Council for Environmental Quality.
- The US Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.
- The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency that, in collaboration with people with disabilities, advises the President, Congress, federal entities, state, tribal and local governments, and others.
Metropolitan Planning Boards (MPOs) and Other Planning Bodies
- Searchable Database of MPOs: MPOs are based on population and are updated based on census information. The DOT has a database you can search for the MPOs in your state.
- Database of MPOs by State: MPOs are based on population and are updated based on census information. The DOT has a listing by state of the MPOs in the U.S.
Tribal Government Related Resources
- Tribal Transit Program: This page describes the Federal Transit Administration Tribal Transit Program.