Planning and Projects
WYDOT's Planning Program is comprised of the Planning, Programming, Environmental Services and Local Government Coordination sections.
The Planning Section collects, interprets and analyzes traffic, transportation and socio-economic data. This information is then used for a variety of purposes including long range transportation planning, needs analysis support, county transportation plans, urban system modeling and planning, and Federal Highway Administration information requirements. Systems Planning also provides planning assistance to tribal governments and manages the Rail Crossing Improvement Program, Safe Routes to School Program and the Scenic Byways and Backways Program.
Programming compiles transportation needs for the State Transportation System, prioritizing those needs and programming projects to address the needs. This section compiles the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), maintains the State Highway System Needs Analysis reports and produces WYDOT’s cartographic maps. Programming also manages and coordinates the WYDOT Research Center.
Environmental Services ensures that WYDOT’s transportation process complies with all state and federal environmental laws and mandates through public disclosure in a timely and economical fashion. It also provides the department with all necessary policies to protect Wyoming’s environment while promoting efficient and effective operation of its transportation system. This section coordinates preparation of environmental documents and provides assistance to field operations during design, construction and maintenance activities.
Local Government Coordination (LGC) administers WYDOT’s off-system and local programs, cooperative agreements and public transit programs. LGC acts as WYDOT’s liaison with local governments, local government associations and public/private groups supporting local and statewide transportation issues. Public Transit programs are administered by WYDOT with partnership arrangements with local public transit providers and local, private and non-profit organizations. Cooperative agreements are prepared by LGC with local, state and federal agencies.