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RTP and TE Update - May 2007

May 29

Information Items

  1. FHWA Headquarters moved: Please change mailing labels.
  2. State Trail Administrators Meeting 2007
  3. FY 2007 Rescissions Posted
  4. Great Outdoors Month
  5. RTP and TE Program Review: Looking for Examples
  6. Transportation-Environmental Grant Application Available - Due June 22, 2007
  7. Conferences and Events

  1. FHWA Headquarters moved: Please change mailing labels.
    FHWA has moved: see #a1.

    For ground deliveries: please call before sending; you need a room number.

    For directions: the new street address doesn't show up on some electronic mapping programs. You can use 300 M St SE, Washington DC 20003. For visitors, the closest Metro stop is Navy Yard on the Green Line; it is also a 2/3 mile walk from Capitol South on the Orange/Blue lines.

  2. State Trail Administrators Meeting 2007: www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2007/

    We posted a website for the 2007 State Trail Administrators Meeting, to be held in Stateline NV on September 18-20, 2007. See the Draft Agenda and information on Hotel Registration at www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2007/. Our hosts are California State Parks and Nevada State Parks. They developed mobile workshop training opportunities to see on-the-ground trail design, construction, and maintenance. We are still developing the agenda: if you have agenda topic ideas, please contact Cheryl Surface, csurface@parks.nv.gov, or Jean Lacher, jlach@parks.ca.gov.

  3. FY 2007 Rescissions Posted
    The tables reflecting States' responses to the FY 2007 rescission per P.L. 110-5 are posted at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/rescissions/pl110_5/ and a link has been added to the Notice at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/n4510643.htm.

  4. American Recreation Coalition: Great Outdoors Month and Great Outdoors Week website: http://www.funoutdoors.com/taxonomy/view/or/89.

  5. Coalition for Recreational Trails RTP Achievement Awards: http://www.americantrails.org/awards/CRTawards.html.

  6. RTP and TE Program Review: Looking for Examples
    We received requests from FHWA Division offices for examples of RTP or TE Program Reviews. We can post program reviews at program reviews at www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/guidance/state_practices, and www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_enhancements/. If your Division has an RTP or TE Program Review, and if you and your State agree to allow the program review to be posted on a website, please provide a copy of the review(s) to jonathan.leclere@dot.gov. So far, we have posted Kansas.

  7. Transportation-Environmental Grant Application Available - Due June 22, 2007
    The Integrating Transportation and Resource Planning to Develop Ecosystem Based Infrastructure Projects grant solicitation is open. This grant solicitation is a cooperative effort of the Federal Highway Administration Offices of Natural & Human Environment, Planning, and Project Development & Environmental Review.

    Grant Schedule: The grant application was posted today on www.grants.gov. The formal Request For Applications (RFA) package is now available "How to Apply". Applications must be submitted via grants.gov by Friday, June 22, 2007 by 5 pm EST. All applicants will be notified later this summer as to their award status.

    Grant Objectives: Funded pilot projects will establish or assist in the efforts to conduct an integrated planning effort and develop ecosystem-based approaches for transportation projects as outlined in Eco-Logical: an Ecosystem Approach to Developing Infrastructure Projects. This document is at http://www.environment.fhwa.dot.gov/ecological/eco_index.asp.

    This grant solicitation supports the new planning provisions and environmental review process as described in SAFETEA-LU, Executive Order 13274: Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews, the new planning regulations, and the FHWA Stewardship and Streamlining Vital Few Goals. To learn more about these measures, please review the Background section and Appendix A of the RFA.

    Who Can Apply: All levels of government, Tribal agencies, nonprofits, colleges/universities, and private entities are eligible to apply.

    Matching and Funding: A fifty (50) percent match is required for most contracting agreements. In-kind matches are acceptable.

    At least $1,050,000 has been made available for these grants. FHWA anticipates making multiple awards, generally in the form of cooperative agreements. Awards to Federal agencies will be in the form of Interagency Agreements.

    Evaluation Criteria: Applications will be evaluated based on: the project's link to transportation, the ecosystem approach (geographic boundaries defined by the ecosystem rather than jurisdictional boundaries), the ability to partner and leverage funding and resources, the ecological and community benefits, the potential for institutionalizing the project, and project performance measures. Applicants will need a DUNS # from Dun and Bradstreet and to be registered with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR).

  8. Conferences and Events:


May 8

Information Items

  1. FHWA Headquarters is moving: Please change mailing labels.
  2. State Trail Administrators Meeting 2007
  3. RTP and TE Program Review: Looking for Examples
  4. FHWA Environmental Quarterly
  5. Great Outdoors Challenge
  6. Conferences and Events

  1. FHWA Headquarters is moving: Please change mailing labels.
    The USDOT Headquarters has begun moving. The FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty moves this week. New address, effective May 11, 2007:

    NAME
    FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (ROUTING CODE)
    1200 NEW JERSEY AVE SE
    WASHINGTON DC 20590-0001

    Phone numbers remain the same. Fax: Same for now; might change based on convenience.

    Email: Use this pattern: firstname.lastname@dot.gov. (Eliminate the "fhwa": it works, but isn't needed.)

    For deliveries: please call before sending; you need a room number.

    For directions, the new street address doesn't show up on some electronic mapping programs. You can use 300 M St SE, Washington DC 20003. For visitors, the closest Metro stop is Navy Yard on the Green Line; it is also a 2/3 mile walk from Capitol South on the Orange/Blue lines.

  2. State Trail Administrators Meeting 2007: www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2007/
    We posted a website for the 2007 State Trail Administrators Meeting, to be held in Stateline NV on September 18-20, 2007. See www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/events/stam_2007/. Our hosts are California State Parks and Nevada State Parks. They developed mobile workshop training opportunities to see on-the-ground trail design, construction, and maintenance. We are still developing the agenda: if you have agenda topic ideas, please contact Cheryl Surface, csurface@parks.nv.gov, or Jean Lacher, jlach@parks.ca.gov.

  3. RTP and TE Program Review: Looking for Examples
    We received requests from FHWA Division offices for examples of RTP or TE Program Reviews. We can post program reviews at www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/guidance/state_practices, and www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/transportation_enhancements/. If your Division has an RTP or TE Program Review, and if you and your State agree to allow the program review to be posted on a website, please provide a copy of the review(s) to jonathan.leclere@dot.gov.

  4. FHWA Environmental Quarterly: www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/environment/vol3iss2.cfm

    The FHWA Resource Center and the Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty (HEP) in Headquarters issued the April 2007 Environmental Quarterly newsletter. It features articles on SAFETEA-LU, the ongoing update of the Technical Advisory, the grant solicitation under the Surface Transportation and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP), the FHWA National Field Conference, as well as several other articles of interest. As usual, this edition concludes with upcoming events of interest in "What's Going on?". See www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/environment/vol3iss2.cfm. Previous issues are at www.fhwa.dot.gov/resourcecenter/teams/environment/publications.cfm.

  5. Great Outdoors Challenge: www.presidentschallenge.org/greatoutdoorchallenge/index.aspx.
    The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports invites you to take The Great Outdoors Challenge! Outdoor recreation and sports can be enjoyed in the mountains, on a river or lake, at a community park, or along a trail. In addition, you can be active and help ensure the beauty of these great places well into the future by volunteering to clean up a trail, beach or park area.

  6. Conferences and Events:

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