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Public Involvement & Transportation Planning

The Nevada Department of Transportation’s commitment to public involvement is embodied in the myriad of transportation projects, plans, and studies currently underway across Nevada.

NDOT has a long and recognized history of proactive public involvement, applying new and innovative outreach methods to projects ranging from the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to various large-scale infrastructure projects.

The goals common to all public involvement programs initiated by NDOT are to identify and evaluate any concerns, suggestions, comments, and unique needs of transportation system users as they relate to proposed projects, studies and plans.


The Project Initiation Form (PIF) has integrated and replaced NDOT's various applications for funding for all projects (Project Submittal, Enhancement Program, Safe Routes to School (SRTS), etc.) and/or identifies transportation needs.

The purpose of the form is two-fold; first, to reduce the duplication of forms and second, to induce project foresight and obtain from the applicant, key project information and a preliminary purpose and need. Relevant information regarding the project description will be transferred to the Transportation System Projects (TSP), which includes the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and l Work Program (WP) and Long Range Element (LRE), again increasing efficiency

This form shall be completed by the sponsoring applicant, including as much of the requested information as available. There is a help document on the home page of the PIF with step-by-step instructions to assist you in completing the web-form.  Drop-down box options are available for various fields by clicking on various fields with an arrow. 


To access the new PIF application, click on the link and follow the directions below:
Planning Portal Login

Login to the system by entering your Username or Email and Password and then click the "Log In" button.  If you do not have a username or password, please click "Click here to sign up!  NOTE:  You will only have access to your account information and the PIF(s) you submit.  If you are with an agency where multiple individuals will be logging in to see the agency's PIF's and status, please create a username and password that will be shared with your group.  Example, username:  NDOT Planning Group.  Generally, a complex password is:

  • at least 8 characters,
  • contains upper and lower case letters,
  • at least 1 number,
  • and at least 1 "special" character, e.g. !@#$%^&*()


If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact one of the following staff to have your username and/or password reset:

Staff  Number 
Tim Mueller 775-888-7351 
Cleveland Dudley  702-730-3302 
Bill Story  775-888-7433 
Joseph Spencer  775-888-7121 
Kevin Verre 775-888-7712
Ray Marshall 702-730-3317

Project Estimation Wizard

Download: Click the file link and select "Save..."

Submit: Email completed Estimation Wizard form (Estimate.xls)