Enhancing America's Communities

A Guide to Transportation Enhancements
Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

The Congress included Transportation Enhancements (TE) in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in 1991 to signal its intention to provide funding for a broad array of projects designed to maximize the potential of transportation to invigorate communities. With more than 20,000
projects on the ground around the country, transportation enhancements have proven that transportation projects can do more than efficiently move people. They can simultaneously improve local economies, enhance the environment, and create central community places.

Enhancing America's Communities showcases 15 projects that illustrate the power of Transportation Enhancements to catalyze community revitalization and provide for an enhanced transportation experience. It also highlights a variety of transportation enhancement projects from around the country, showcasing the potential of TE to build strong places through targeted transportation investments. In addition, these selected projects underscore the diversity of projects eligible under the TE program. This diversity allows communities great latitude in developing projects that meet the specific needs of local areas.

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