Friday, January 15, 2010

Funding Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects - Webinar (US)

The Federal Highway Administration' s Transportation Enhancement (TE) Activities and Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provide funds to develop transportation and recreation infrastructure. Gabe Rousseau and Christopher Douwes of the FHWA will explain these and other federal programs and offer suggestions on how to apply for funds. The presentation will also provide information about the authorization of the Federal Surface Transportation Program expected in 2010.TE activities increase transportation choices and access for pedestrians and bicyclists and enhance the built and natural environment through scenic and historic highway programs, landscaping, historic preservation, and environmental mitigation. The RTP provides funds to states to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities.

Webinar presenters are Ty Houck, Director of Greenways, Natural and Historic Resources, Greenville County Recreation District; Dr. Gabe Rousseau, U.S. Department of Transportation and FHWA Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager; and Christopher Douwes, FHWA Trails and Enhancements Program Manager. APBP board member Tom Dodds, South Carolina's Bicycle and Pedestrian Engineer, will moderate the webinar and add his insights on how state coordinators can assist local jurisdictions in identifying and applying for funding.

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