Posted by: wadahp | May 17, 2010

TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENTS FUNDING AVAILABLE SOON

Notice of Upcoming Call for Projects

There will be a competitive project selection process for FFY 2010-2011 Transportation Enhancements funds this summer. A Call for Projects will be released in early June for the $11,022,000 of available funds in the region. Materials will be posted here as they become available.

“Transportation enhancements are transportation-related activities designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s transportation system.”

The focus of these actions is to improve the transportation experience in and through local communities. The enhancements program provides for a variety of non-traditional projects in 12 eligible categories. Each category has specific eligibility requirements, and every project must demonstrate a relationship to the surface transportation system.

Under federal legislation, every state must reserve at least 10 percent of its Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds for designated Transportation Enhancement activities.

The Transportation Enhancements program provides for a variety of non-traditional projects, within 12 eligible categories. Each category has specific eligibility requirements, and every project must demonstrate a relationship to the surface transportation system.

Eligible Categories
1. Provision of Facilities for Bicycles and Pedestrians
2. Acquisition of Scenic Easements and Scenic Historic Sites
3. Scenic or Historic Highway Programs (including tourist and welcome center facilities)
4. Landscaping and other Scenic Beautification
5. Historic Preservation
6. Rehabilitation & Operation of Historic Transportation Buildings, Structures or Facilities

7. Preservation of Abandoned Railway Corridors (including conversion and use for pedestrian or bicycle trails)
8. Control and Removal of Outdoor Advertising
9. Archaeological Planning and Research
10. Mitigation of Water Pollution due to Highway Runoff or Reduce Vehicle-Caused Wildlife Mortality while Maintaining Habitat Connectivity
11. Provision of Safety & Educational Activities for Pedestrians & Bicyclists
12. Establishment of Transportation Museums

More information may be found on FHWA’s website.

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  1. Great blog and posts, thank you.


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