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Video Conference

Context Sensitive Solutions and Related Tools and Options

  • Dec 12, 2012 (9:00 - 12:00 pm CT; 8:00 - 11:00 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to transportation planning, projects and infrastructure management. CSS involves stakeholders in developing transportation facilities that equally address safety, mobility, and preservation of scenic, aesthetic, historic and environmental resources while respecting community values. CSS concepts are interwoven with the concepts of livability and sustainability. This presentation will provide insights into how MAP-21 may impact the application of these concepts in future transportation projects.

Learning outcomes from this presentation:
This presentation is intended to give the audience a general understanding of CSS, livability and sustainability processes and benefits as applied to planning, design, construction and maintenance of highway corridors and facilities. The presentations will also take into account the regional characteristics of North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.


Keith Moore is an Environmental Program Specialist with FHWA and specializes in NEPA and Transportation Decision Making, Context Sensitive Solutions, Community Impact Assessment, Environmental Justice, Public Involvement, and Traffic Calming. He has served on numerous planning, training, and management teams throughout his career, including several NEPA review teams for Interstate construction. He has a B.A. in Economics from Howard University and an M.U.P Urban Planning and M.P.A. Public Administration from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

Target Audience

Highway designers, planners, maintenance staff, construction staff, county engineers and road superintendents, project programming staff, consultants, and contractors, etc. Not necessarily intended for environmental staff that probably have a more extensive understanding of CSS, Sustainability and Livability already.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050