State DOTs Streamlining Project Delivery and Protecting the Environment


State Departments of Transportation are committed to protecting the environment as they work to build, maintain and modernize America’s vast transportation network. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) established regulations and processes for project planning and implementation to ensure that environmental impacts and sustainability are considered in transportation projects. The term NEPA Assignment refers to the transfer of FHWA’s role for NEPA environmental review to a state department of transportation.  In this video from the AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence, Kyle Schneweis, Executive Director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation explains how NEPA assignment works to streamline the environmental review process without sacrificing environmental protections—saving time and taxpayer dollars. Learn more about NEPA Assignment and browse nearly 20 environmental topics at

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