Blain McNabb Successfully Completes “NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process” Course

Blain McNabb, an Environmental Scientist in Providence’s Natural Resources & Coastal Services group, recently attended the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) "NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process" course in Montgomery, AL. This course is highly recommended by FHWA for consultants acting on behalf of Federal, State, and local transportation agencies, Federal and State environmental resource agencies, local governments, and metropolitan planning organizations who participate in transportation projects. The three-day event focused on how NEPA influences the FHWA’s policies & procedures for transportation project development. The course examined how the FHWA uses NEPA principles to review social, environmental, & economic factors to guide transportation project decisions in the best overall public interest. Attendants also learned how to produce high quality NEPA documents in a streamlined manner.