[ Transportation Enhancements ]
[ Home Town Streets/Safe Routes To School ]
[ Federal Safe Routes To School ]
[ Funding Cycle ]
Transportation Enhancements (TE)
Ten percent of the funding distributed to states
through the federal Surface Transportation Program is set-aside
for the Transportation Enhancements Program (or simply "TE" or "Enhancements").
The Enhancements program focuses on better integrating the transportation
system with the communities it serves. Funding from this program
focuses on projects that are often outside the realm of standard
highway or transit improvements, including projects in each of the
following Enhancements categories (click on the hyperlinked names
to see a sample project that has been done in our region):
and Bicycle Facilities
and Bicycle Safety and Education Activities
- Acquisition of Scenic or Historic Easements
or Historic Highway Programs, Including Tourist and Welcome Centers
and Scenic Beautification
- Historic Preservation
and Operation of Historic Transportation Buildings, Structures,
of Abandoned Railway Corridors
- Control and Removal of Outdoor Advertising
- Archaeological Planning and Research
- Mitigation of Highway Runoff and Provision
of Wildlife Connectivity
of Transportation Museums
Enhancements applications have traditionally been accepted
every two years (in odd years) through a process administered by
PENNDOT and SPC. Applications are completed through an on-line form
on PENNDOT's website.
Hometown Streets/Safe Routes to School
The Hometown Streets/Safe Routes to School Program is an offshoot of the federal TE program in Pennsylvania. This initiative focuses funds on projects that help revitalize existing communities and on projects that improve walking routes to elementary and secondary schools.
Federal Safe Routes To School
This federally funded program, which was established with the passage of SAFETEA-LU in 2005, targets safety funds to improve walking and bicycling routes to school for elementary and middle school students. Each state administers its own program for solicitying and selecting projects.
SPC does not anticipate conducting another funding cycle for these programs in 2010. The current focus of SPC and its Planning Partners is delivery of previously awarded projects.
For more information about our Transportation
Enhancements Programs, contact Doug Smith at (412) 391-5590
x327 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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