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Criterion Examples

Criterion Examples are user-submitted examples to showcase how an agency or project accomplished points within a particular criterion

Use the filtering below to look for Criterion Examples pertinent to your project or program. Please also visit the Submit Criterion Example page to share your INVEST experiences with other users!

The ability to share and review Criterion Examples within INVEST Version 1.3 hopes to create an open-forum and sharing of ideas. Criterion Examples can be submitted by anyone. Criterion examples are only reviewed by FHWA in the context of appropriateness. Submittal gives consent for FHWA to publish the example online; publishing online does not imply consent, approval, or endorsement by FHWA. 

With the submittal of a criterion example, FHWA reserves the right to share your example on the INVEST website. The agency name will be shared, but name and contact information of the person who submitted the criterion will NOT be shared on the website, but will be visible to FHWA. FHWA may elect to review and provide feedback on your example, but is not obligated to do so. FHWA may elect to share contact information provided with criterion examples to other users who request that information.

While use of the INVEST website is private, and information about projects/programs and scores is not available to FHWA or other users, if a user selects to submit a criterion example, the information provided within that submittal is not considered private. The purpose of this is to ensure that examples are carefully considered by users and to provide a "forum" for ideas and examples to be shared among transportation practitioners. The scoring for any projects/programs registered by a submitter of a criterion example stays private; only the information pertaining to the criterion examples is shared.


George V. Voinovich Bridge

Download the full ODOT Criterion Example.

INVEST helped ODOT improve the sustainability of the largest project in ODOT history, the replacement of the Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge on Iā€90, now called the George V. Voinovich Bridge. The project has two phases ā€“ the first was construction of the westbound bridge, completed in 2013; the second phase, design and construction of the eastbound bridge, began in 2014. ODOT used the pilot version of INVEST to score the first phase to see if the project was meeting its goals. ODOT found the process so valuable, that for the second phase of the project, the agency stipulated in its request for proposals that the contractor use INVEST to demonstrate sustainability. The George V. Voinovich Bridge project provides an example of scoring and documenting the INVEST stormwater management criterion.

Criterion Information

Scorecard: Urban Extended Criterion: PD-08 Points Earned: 9 Link:

Sustainability Improvements

Through the INVEST evaluation process, ODOT learned that this project demonstrated a strong commitment to stormwater management. They also learned as the project progressed that ground-truthing is required, because even with the extensive analysis conducted ahead of time to improve stormwater management, on the ground realities can reveal additional challenges that need to be addressed.

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