Community Impact Assessment
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The Community Impact Assessment (CIA) Web site serves as an information clearinghouse for transportation officials, regional development professionals and the general public interested in evaluating the effects of transportation planning and project implementation on a community and its quality of life.

The inclusion of CIA process in transportation planning allows for a community's concerns such as mobility, safety, employment effects, relocation, and isolation to be addressed in the transportation decisionmaking process.

This Web site features resources and background information on the CIA process from the United States as well as internationally. These resources include the relevant federal leglislation, publications, conferences, and training courses as well as links to other related Web sites.