Projects are eligible for Transportation Enhancements Excellence Certificate


From National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse


In the 20 years since the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program was authorized in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), over 27,000 projects have been programmed. The best of these projects highlight creativity, innovation, and successful partnerships between the Federal, state, and local levels in enhancing the surface transportation system. To recognize the gold standard among TE projects, the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC) is proud to announce the Transportation Enhancements Excellence Certificate (TEEC).


Transportation Enhancements Excellence Certificate
is another way to recognize outstanding projects


To qualify:

• Projects must be completed.
• Projects must be on NTEC’s verified TE project list.
• Projects from any TE category can be nominated.
• There is no requirement for a minimum dollar amount or percentage of project cost that came from TE funding.
• There is no deadline for submissions; TEEC applications will be reviewed quarterly.

The TEEC was developed with the input and guidance of employees in Department of Transportations nationwide and the Federal Highway Administration. The TEEC offers an opportunity to elevate local success stories to national recognition, share best practices, and celebrate projects that are valued in their communities. Across the twelve TE activity categories, projects run the gamut from small landscaping improvements to historic preservation projects to large-scale bike and pedestrian infrastructure, such as rail-trails or pedestrian bridges.

Within the diverse range of projects, certain elements of excellence have emerged. Excellent projects demonstrate some or all of the following: use by local residents or visitors; opportunity for activities previously unavailable; transportation benefits; environmental and social benefits; and the fulfillment of a need in the community. Projects receiving the TEEC are featured on the NTEC website in the TEEC “honor roll,” which is designed to showcase TE projects in a compelling way that is accessible to the public. The project sponsors will receive a hard copy Excellence Certificate.

Through the Transportation Enhancements Excellence Certificate, NTEC hopes to celebrate projects that have made a difference in their communities, share tools and suggestions for how such projects were developed, and commemorate twenty years of successful Transportation Enhancement projects. We invite you to join NTEC in recognizing the accomplishments in enhancing the surface transportation system.

More information, including the application and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at

Comments or questions can be directed to the NTEC Program Assistant, Juliana Villabona, at

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