Communities Benefit! The Social and Economic Benefits of Transportation Enhancements

Source: National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

Communities Benefit! showcases 10 outstanding projects that demonstrate the power of the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program to catalyze positive change and economic rebirth in local communities.

The possible benefits of TE projects are many: economic, social, environmental, health, and transportation-related. The renovation of a historical train station, for example, can spark a downtown redevelopment initiative and attract millions of dollars in private investments. A new bicycle and pedestrian bridge gives community members the chance to stay active and healthy as they get around town. New benches along a main street can help people get to know one another.

Communities Benefit! celebrates the achievements of the TE program. Featured projects range from a low-cost effort to improve a beach in
Maine, to construction of a multi-million dollar rail-trail in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. No matter how large or small, each project in this booklet has enriched the local community in profound and lasting ways.

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