Plans are an incredible opportunity to shape the built environment; but, these often sit on shelves and gather dust because funding a vision can be challenging. This session covers the process involved in the pursuit of funding and implementation of a planned project by the Near Northwest Management District (in Houston), a political subdivision of the state of Texas. In 2015, NNMD was awarded funds via the MPO’s Call for Projects for the West Little York Bike-Ped-Transit Project, to build new sidewalks and a contiguous trail that will connect to a larger network of shared-use trails in Houston.
This hands-on workshop will unfold the project planning and implementation process including project selection, preliminary planning, pursuit of funding, grant award, final design/engineering, and future construction.
Mariana Raschke is a transportation planner. Her transportation planning experience includes transportation infrastructure plans for local governments, project scope development, bike-ped projects, corridor studies, pursuit of funding, and FTA compliance oversight of construction projects. While with TGC, Mariana has worked in several planning efforts that have produced candidate projects for pursuit of funding.