• January 13th, 2013

The purpose of this memorandum is to request your assistance in soliciting projects from State Departments of Transportation (DOTs). Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs), and local governments on utilizing INVEST 1.0, FWA’s voluntary self-assessment tool, to assess and enhance the sustainability of their projects and programs.

INVEST (Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool) helps transportation agencies improve investment decisions while considering limited resources by addressing the sustainability triple bottom line – enhancing economic, social, and environmental outcomes. FHWA piloted INVEST across the country in 2011 and improved the tool to reflect lessons learned. FHWA formally launched INVEST 1.- in October 2012.