Federal Transportation Funds for Trails (2013)

This session explains new Federal surface transportation legislation.

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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NOTE from FHWA: "The original presentation is found at http://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/p41dbszct0v/ and http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/docs/30aug_trans_alt.pdf.

"These webinars are informational in nature and not decisional at this time. FHWA is still in the process of interpreting this newly enacted law.FHWA’s MAP-21 Website: www.fhwa.dot.gov/MAP21/ "

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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