SB 125 Requires the Department of Transportation to embrace principles of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions in its transportation project policies and procedures
Sponsor: Bray
LR Number: 0835S.01I Fiscal Note: 0835-01
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 1/22/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Transportation Committee Journal Page: S171
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 125 - This act requires the Department of Transportation to embrace principles of context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions in its policies and procedures for the planning, design, construction, and operation of transportation projects.

The act further provides that context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions principles shall promote the exploration of innovative solutions, commensurate with the scope of each project, that can effectively balance safety, mobility, community, and environmental objectives in a manner that will enhance the relationship of the transportation facility with its setting. Under the terms of the act, context sensitive design and context sensitive solutions principles shall complement, but not supplant, the department of transportation's existing practical design policy. The act requires the Department of Transportation to report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than April 1, 2010, on its efforts to develop and implement context sensitive solutions policy and context sensitive design criteria.

STEPHEN WITTE