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Nonmotorized Transportation

Iowa Department of Transportation

Working with state agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning affiliations, and the general public, the Iowa Department of Transportation developed a map to help bicyclists select the road routes in Iowa that best match their transportation needs and level of riding experience.

cover of Iowa's map for bicyclists showing two cyclists enjoying a ride along a road

Scenic Byways

photo: view of desert and mountains from road

Debra Brisk, Chris Cooper, and Larry Doescher, Arizona Department of Transportation; Joyce Cook, Bureau of Land Management - Kingman; Scott Jones and Mark Frickie, Ames Construction Co.; Bob Winrow, Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Arizona Department of Transportation Kingman District completed highway widening and safety improvements on the Joshua Forest Parkway (U.S. 93) while maintaining the natural beauty and environmental integrity of this designated scenic byway.


Wetlands, Water Quality, and Ecosystems

Terrence Rice, P.E., Monroe County Department of Transportation; Harry Mangini, P.E., Lu Engineers; Nori Sabuncu, Nory Construction

As part of the widening and reconstruction of Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road in Monroe County, New York, multi-agency teams cooperated with local residents to design and create two retention ponds with innovative outfall structures to improve water quality, enhance a degraded wetland, and minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff on a nearby stream system.

diagram of retention pond with features, depths, and plantings noted

Wetlands, Water Quality, and Ecosystems

boardwalk with interpretive signs over wetland with conifers

Texas Department of Transportation

The Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with a Mitigation Banking Review Team composed of State and regulatory agencies, has developed a pre-approved wetland mitigation banking program as a cost-effective and environmentally beneficial alternative to traditional transportation project mitigation.


Wetlands, Water Quality, and Ecosystems

Joseph G. Sweger, Paula Scelsi, New Jersey Department of Transportation; Patricia Hamilton, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection; James Gracie, Brightwater, Inc; Wendell Ozefovich, Trout Unlimited - Central Jersey Chapter

During construction of safety improvements on a portion of Route 206 in Morris County, the New Jersey Department of Transportation worked with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, a private contractor, and volunteers to relocate a 200-foot stretch of Flanders Brook without permanently impairing the habitat quality and overall integrity of this highly sensitive trout stream.

photo: relocated stream with rocks and vegetation
Updated: 12/03/2012
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