ICF Transportation Environmental Impact of Transportation Projects

Environmental Impact of Transportation Projects

ICF International uses its understanding of environmental impacts to help transportation decision-makers comply with environmental regulations and be effective stewards of natural and human environments.



To help clients more effectively incorporate environmental considerations into transportation decisions, ICF supports them with:

  • Assistance preparing environmental impact statements and assessments
  • Help collaborating and communicating effectively on environmental issues
  • Training on topics such as federal and state regulatory processes, air quality and noise analyses, and habitat and mitigation planning

ICF's planners, scientists, engineers, and policy experts provide guidance for all transportation modes—roadways, bridges, light rail, airports, and more.

ICF works extensively with transportation clients at federal, state, and local levels. We know the regulations and have developed leading research and tools to advance solutions in the areas of effective transportation planning and mitigation.

To assist clients in navigating emerging environmental issues and evolving standards, we deliver in-house expertise in the full spectrum of areas, including:

  • Air quality and greenhouse gases (GHG)
  • Habitat and ecosystems
  • Noise
  • Community impacts

With our extensive track record, we are able to respond effectively to the range of environmental challenges and assist clients with the spectrum of transportation decisions.


Featured Resources

  • Project-level analyses—ICF has extensive experience in assessing the environmental implications of transportation projects and activities for all modes.  Our expertise includes project-level analysis, such as developing environmental assessments and environmental impact statements.
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance—ICF has substantial experience managing transportation-related environmental analysis for a broad range of federal, state, and local projects. We manage and prepare NEPA and equivalent state environmental documentation for numerous complex and controversial transportation projects.
  • Air quality analysis and strategies—ICF is involved in all aspects of air quality analysis, transportation conformity, and emission reduction strategy development.
  • Noise analysis—ICF uses state-of-the-art technical research, methods, and tools to help identify sensitive noise receptors, develop noise abatement measures, and mitigate transportation-related noise impact.
  • Wetland, water quality, habitat, and wildlife corridor impacts—ICF leverages the skills of numerous biologists, technical experts, and regulatory specialists to protect and manage our nation’s valuable natural resources.
  • Cultural resources—ICF’s cultural and historical professionals combine practical scientific knowledge with hands-on experience to conduct all levels of cultural, archaeological, and historical evaluation for proposed transportation projects.
  • Socioeconomic, land use, and community impacts assessments—ICF excels in identifying and addressing transportation impacts to neighboring socioeconomic structures, land use, and affected communities.
  • Environmental justice—ICF provides support to public and private organizations in all aspects of environmental justice (EJ), including issues related to Title VI. We help agencies integrate EJ effectively into their programs, policies, and activities, and evaluate the results of their work with respect to disproportionately burdened communities.
  • Environmental stewardship and streamlining support—ICF has a history of bringing transportation agencies together with their resource agency partners to identify linkages, coordinate planning processes, establish realistic timeframes for environmental review, and continue to safeguard our natural and human environment.
  • Policy research and analyses—ICF is the industry leader in evaluating today’s transportation challenges and designing strategic and policy solutions that consider the spectrum of issues associated with transportation and the environment.
  • Environmental program development—ICF brings years of experience developing environmental programs, including voluntary transportation-air quality programs, energy efficiency programs, and environmental management systems.
  • Regional and local transportation and planning agencies
  • State and regional air agencies
  • State transportation departments:
    • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
    • New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
    • Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
    • National Cooperative Highway Research Program
    • National Cooperative Freight Research Program
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
    • Surface Transportation Board (STB)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Michael GrantMichael Grant

    Vice President

    Expertise in: Energy, Transportation, Environment
  • Lou BrowningDr. Lou Browning

    Technical Director

    Expertise in: Transportation
  • Ed CarrEd Carr

    Senior Technical Specialist

    Expertise in: Transportation
  • Christy CorzineChristy Corzine


    Expertise in: Environment
  • David FreytagDavid Freytag

    Senior Vice President

    Expertise in: Environment

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