FHWA Guidelines for CSS

CSS and the Decision-Making Process:
  • Strives for a shared stakeholder vision to provide a common basis for decisions
  • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of community context
  • Fosters continuing communication and collaboration to achieve consensus on key decisions
  • Exercises flexibility and creativity to shape effective transportation solutions, while preserving and enhancing community and natural environments
CSS and the Design Process:
  • Solutions are safe for all users
  • Involves a shared stakeholder vision for solving problems and creating viable solutions
  • Design outcomes meet or exceed the expectations of both designers and stakeholders, thereby adding lasting value to the community, the environment and the transportation system
  • Demonstrates effective and efficient use of resources