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Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/context/index.cfm
Title: Federal Highway Administration Context Sensitive Solutions Web site.
Summary: This Web site provides information on Context Sensitive Design/Thinking Beyond the Pavement efforts throughout the United States. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are working in cooperation with the following partners in  maintaining, updating, and hosting the site:

  • FHWA Federal Lands Highway
  • Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Utah Department of Transportation

Web site: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/css.html
Title: Caltrans Division of Design, Context Sensitive Solutions Web site.
Summary: Quality transportation design is the culmination of philosophy and principles in the project development process that provides a transportation system that enhances the place in which it serves. Whether in an urban, rural, or natural setting, the transportation facility must be in harmony with the community goals and the natural environment. The purpose of this Web site is to provide Caltrans designers and its partners with department policy, guidance, and examples to ensure the protection and enhancement of the environment and quality of life while meeting the multi-modal transportation needs in California.

Web site: http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/02sep/09.htm
Title: Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Public Roads Web site.
Summary: The Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is a part of FHWA. This Web site lists articles that have appeared in the publication Public Roads. This particular article is titled "TakeMeHome, Country Roads," by Stephanie Roth. This article discusses the Rural Capacity Building Initiative, a new program from FHWA and FTA.

Web site: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/eng/CSD/
Title: New Jersey Department of Transportation Context Sensitive Design Web site.
Summary: This Web site provides an introduction to the New Jersey CSD program.There is a link to a standard CSDproject flowchart and a link to one project example, Route 35 Coopers Bridge over the Navesink River.

PDF: http://www.dot.state.nm.us/content/dam/nmdot/Research/NM05DSG01GuideContextSensitiveSolutions2006.pdf 
Title: New Mexico Department of Transportation Context Sensitive Solutions information.
Summary: This Web site provides an introduction to New Mexico's CSS group, links to its Value Engineering and Consultant Management units, and an online slide show offering an overview of the CSS and public involvement process

Web site: http://www.udot.utah.gov/index.php/m=c/tid=144/
Title: Utah Department of Transportation Context Sensitive Solutions Web site.
Summary: This Web site provides an overview of Utah's CSS program. It has links to other CSS web resources and examples of Utah CSS projects. MDOT CSS Manual C-3

Web site: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Design/Policy/CSDesign.htm
Title: Washington State Department of Transportation Context Sensitive Solutions website.
Summary: This Web site provides an overview of Washington's CSS program. There are links to Washington projects, FHWA CSD Web sites, other states' Web sites on Context Sensitive Solutions, TRB Web site, and the Urban Land Institute.

Web site: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/GOVREL/Pages/Newberg-Dundee.aspx
Title: Oregon Department of Transportation, Newberg Dundee Transportation Improvement Project Web site.
Summary: The Newberg Dundee Transportation Improvement Project (NDTIP) integrates several related transportation efforts. The NDTIP includes strategies to develop a balanced transportation system that includes roadway, multimodal, and land use elements. The Web site has multiple links to elements of the project including project overviews, maps, and fact sheets.

Web site: http://contextsensitivesolutions.org/
Title: Context Sensitive Solutions Web site.
Summary: This site is a resource for state and local transportation agencies and practitioners, as well as community stakeholders. The objective of the site is to promote communication, information-sharing, and participation by multiple stakeholders in transportation projects. This Web site was created by Project for Public Spaces in collaboration with Scenic America to assist the Federal Highway Administration. One section of this Web site contains links to numerous case studies of CSS projects.

Web site: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/Design.htm
Title: FHWA website titled Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach.
Summary: This site offers a policy statement adopted by the United States Department of Transportation. USDOT hopes that public agencies, professional associations, advocacy groups, and others adopt this approach as a way of committing themselves to integrating bicycling and walking into the transportation mainstream. C-4 Resources

Web site: http://trb.org/publications/circulars/ec067.pdf
Title: Transportation Research Board's Transportation Research Circular: Context Sensitive Design Around the Country, some examples. Number E-C607, July 2004.
Summary: This document contains case studies of CSD projects from around the United States. They are examples of CSD projects presented in January 2003 at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

Web site: http://onlinemanuals.txdot.gov/txdotmanuals/lad/index.htm
Title: Landscape and Aesthetics Design Manual. Texas Department of Transportation, 2009. MDOT CSS Manual C-5

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