Scenario Planning for Management & Operations 

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

FHWA sought assistance in creating a primer on advancing management and operations planning through scenario-based planning processes. This project supports FHWA’s ongoing interest in incorporating scenario planning into all elements of transportation planning. Renaissance worked with other consulting partners to conduct a workshop and develop a primer targeted to transportation planning and operations practitioners.  

Renaissance has a long history working with the FHWA on scenario planning initiatives:

  • We developed a scenario planning model and tool called CorPlan which  was funded by a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Transportation and Community and System Preservation (TCSP) grant
  • We were part of a team to develop a guidebook for the Office of Planning & Environment designed to help MPOs and other transportation agencies incorporate scenario planning into the performance-based planning and programming process. Renaissance helped advise an Advisory Team of transportation planning experts, provided insights and guidance on the guidebook format and outline and facilitated a learning session with the Hillsborough MPO to learn about their cutting edge scenario planning practices. 
  • Renaissance developed a white paper which presented a brief synopsis of the state of the practice in scenario planning. We conducted a literature review and prepared a survey that was distributed nationally to MPOs and state transportation agencies. We presented the findings of the survey during a national webinar.