FLEXIBILITY TO STRETCH FUNDING:

PRACTICAL DESIGN FOR TRANSPORTATION

Across the country, Practical Design is emerging as a preferred strategy among transportation leaders. Organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) have published information and provided guidance on the use of Practical Design. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) endorses Practical Design and is giving states more flexibility to implement it.

 

Guidance may vary across organizations and Departments of Transportation, but one thing remains clear – Practical Design is helping stretch tight budgets by providing sound design solutions that save money.