ICF Transportation Integrated Planning

Integrated Planning

ICF International helps clients ensure that transportation supports quality of life by bringing people and organizations together and providing tools to support effective decision-making.



ICF works with transportation organizations in all modes to screen potential solutions, identify critical decision-making points, and develop risk management strategies for balancing the addition of new capacity with community and environmental goals. We support clients with industry-leading resources on planning-environment linkages, context-sensitive solutions, community impacts, and integration of operations and safety into multimodal planning.

Using tools such as our industry-recognized Transportation for Communities: Advancing Projects through Partnerships guide, ICF is able to:

  • Assist clients with group facilitation tools to foster open dialogue and build consensus
  • Provide case studies, best practices, and methods to assess potential partnerships
  • Equip clients with guidebooks to share knowledge and support sound decision-making

Through online communities, facilitation, interagency consultation, and partnerships, ICF helps transportation clients use IT to link groups and ideas in ways that foster effective decision-making and positive outcomes.

These integrated planning solutions are delivered by multidisciplinary teams that include in-house specialists in IT and community outreach, as well as subject matter experts in areas such as air and noise, water quality, wildlife biology, engineering, land use planning, and real estate.


Featured Resources

  • Metropolitan and statewide transportation planning—ICF understands the challenges inherent in combining transportation planning with other planning processes.  We help our clients recognize and take advantage of opportunities throughout the transportation planning process to address related community and environmental goals.
  • Linking planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)—ICF excels in bringing together transportation planners and environmental professionals to jointly consider opportunities and constraints, maximizing opportunities to meet mobility and accessibility needs while protecting and enhancing our natural and cultural resources.
  • Mitigation planning and “eco-logical” principles—ICF has been at the forefront in exploring ways to streamline the processes that advance approvals for infrastructure projects in compliance with applicable laws, while maintaining safety, environmental health, and effective public involvement.
  • Integrated planning outreach and training—ICF has vast experience providing outreach and training to state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations around the country in meeting today’s integrated planning challenges, ranging from corridor and subarea analysis to meeting environmental consultation requirements.
  • Advancing planning for operations—ICF is a leader in integrating management and operations strategies into the metropolitan transportation planning process, maximizing the performance of the existing and planned transportation system.
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
  • Local governments
  • Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), including:
    • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco Bay Area)
    • Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO
  • Numerous state departments of transportation (DOTs)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Project

    Context Sensitive Solutions Guide

    ICF developed technical guidance materials for the Federal Highway Administration to support integration of context sensitive solutions (CSS) fully into transportation planning and project development. The guidance addresses organizational change that imbeds CSS thinking in the planning and project development process.

  • Project

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2, C01 - A Framework for Collaborative Decision-making on Additions to Highway Capacity

    On behalf of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2, ICF developed an integrated, systems-based framework that can be used to reach collaborative decisions on transportation projects designed to expand highway capacity.

  • Project

    Planning and Environment Linkages

    ICF developed a resource guide for the Federal Highway Administration on planning and environmental linkages (PEL) that explains PEL concepts in simple terms.

  • Project

    Advancing Planning for Operations in Metropolitan Areas

    ICF has supported the FHWA and FTA on a wide range of efforts focused on advancing planning for operations in metropolitan areas.

  • Project

    NC-54 and I-40 Corridor Study

    ICF helped the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization develop a blueprint for an integrated growth and mobility strategy for the NC-54/I-40 interchange corridor.

  • Project

    Caltrans Smart Mobility Framework

    For the California Department of Transportation, ICF led the development of a “smart mobility framework” that evaluates transportation options available in California’s urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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