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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.


Portland Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

Download the full TriMet Criterion Example.

TriMet utilized INVEST 1.0 to evaluate and score the PMLR Transit Project. PMLR is a 7.3‐mile light rail corridor providing access for residents of Portland and Clackamas County. TriMet used the custom scorecard by building upon the required 19 core criteria and adding seven more criteria to provide a more rigorous and well‐rounded analysis of the project and to better reflect the goals, achievements, and gaps specific to a transit project.

Criterion Information

Scorecard: Custom Criterion: PD-15 Points Earned: 3 Link:


Prerequisite Listed in US National Register of Historic Places (Prerequisite): (0/0) Several property locations and districts within the project area are listed or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), including the Royal Foods Warehouse and Office, Westmoreland Park, and the R. Derwey House. No archaeological resources that are eligible for listing in the NRHP were identified in the Project Area of Potential Effects.

Avoid or Minimize Impacts to Historical, Archeological or Cultural Qualities or Enhance Features: (3/3) Mitigation for impacts on the Duck Pond at Westmoreland Park include interpretive displays at Bybee Station describing the historic attributes of the park, the pond, and its relationship to Works Progress Administration era projects, as well as preparation of NRHP nomination materials. During the preparation of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, tribal representatives were contacted before major decision milestones to seek their comments and advice and to ensure the preservation and respect of existing cultural, environmental, and historic resources. In addition, historic cobblestones and brick discovered during project excavation are being used to construct segments of the Trolley Trail, a historic streetcar line right-of-way that Metro and the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District purchased in 2001 and are currently developing into a regional multi-use trail. The project team also discovered a 19th century wooden rail car at one of the buildings set to be demolished as part of the project. They partnered with the Oregon Rail Foundation who was able to analyze the car and take it away for restoration.

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