Innovations in State TE Management

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

While Congress mandated that states fund Transportation Enhancements
(TE) activities as part of their Surface Transportation Program (STP), it left the majority of decision making about how states should implement TE to the states. The basic purpose of TE activities is to enable localities to work with their states to determine how to improve their communities with Transportation Enhancements. The result is that states have tremendous flexibility in managing their TE programs, and that citizens and localities can take part in shaping those programs.

While TE activities are subject to the same policies applied to the STP
program, and laws applicable to Federal aid projects, Congress did provide additional streamlining, innovative financing, and cost-sharing provisions specifically for TE activities.

Filed in: Promoting Walking and Bicycling, Plans and Policies, Funding

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