Transportation & Land Use Planning

States across the country are re-examining the role of transportation and land use planning to help address problems like traffic congestion, growth in vehicle miles traveled, high infrastructure costs and loss of green space. Through more comprehensive and integrated planning efforts, states can help improve the mobility, accessibility, cost effectiveness and performance of America’s vast network of roads, rails, bridges and ports.

The NGA Center helps states coordinate transportation and land use planning processes to help them advance a range of economic development, transportation, energy and environmental goals. The NGA Center also helps state examine governance models, develop multimodal planning processes, improve financing strategies and enhance performance management efforts through policy academies. This includes technical assistance for governors’ offices on issues related to transportation and land use including planning strategies, fix-it-first strategies, context sensitive design, sprawl mitigation, community development and design, active living and air quality.