Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2015)

Attendees will learn how to apply for Federal-aid funds and learn what works and what doesn’t.

by Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration


The Federal Highway Administration’s transportation programs can help create safe, accessible, attractive, and environmentally-sensitive communities where people want to live, work, and recreate. These programs can integrate transportation and recreation into networks. This session will explain Federal surface transportation legislation. Attendees will learn how to apply for Federal-aid funds and learn what works and what doesn’t.

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About the Author

Christopher Douwes is a Community Planner with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in Washington DC. He has managed the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) since 1992, Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities since 2003, Transportation Alternatives (TA) since 2012, and has assisted with Bicycle and Pedestrian Activities since 1992. He manages contracts for research, technology development, technical assistance, and training for trail-related activities., Christopher received his Masters of Science in Transportation from Northwestern University in 1990.

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