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Program Update - October 10, 2008

Action Items

FY 2009 Federal-Aid Highway Program Apportionments

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced FY 2009 Federal-Aid Highway Program apportionments. See FHWA Notices at

N4510.683 9/29/08 Revised Supplementary Tables - Apportionments Authorized for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equality Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and Division K, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. Notice N4510.683 has final FY 2008 apportionments, including final FY 2008 amounts for Transportation Enhancement Activities.
N4510.684 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Interstate Maintenance Program Funds
N4510.685 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 National Highway System Program Funds
N4510.686 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Surface Transportation Program Funds
N4510.687 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highway Bridge Program Funds
N4510.688 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program Funds
N4510.689 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highway Safety Improvement Program Funds
N4510.690 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Recreational Trails Program Funds
N4510.691 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Appalachian Development Highway System Program Funds
N4510.692 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Elimination of Hazards Relating to Railway-Highway Crossings Program Funds
N4510.693 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program Funds
N4510.694 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Safe Routes to School Program Funds
N4510.695 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Metropolitan Planning Funds
N4510.696 10/1/08 Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Equity Bonus Program Funds

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines

The Federal Government issued Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans on October 7, 2008. The Guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. See The report states: Communities can provide many opportunities for physical activity, such as walking trails, bicycle lanes on roads, sidewalks, and sports fields.

National Recreation Trail Designation Applications

The Department of the Interior's National Recreation Trail (NRT) application deadline is November 1, 2008. Please encourage potential applicants to visit the NRT website: to find out more about the application process and to download the application form. Applicants should submit a trail map, digital photos, and both a hard copy and electronic version of the application(s).

National Trails System Act 40th Anniversary

Awards and Anniversaries

The National Trails System Act 40th Anniversary!

The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs, promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources, and encourage public access and citizen involvement. See The National Trails System Act celebrates its 40th Anniversary on October 2, 2008.

Training and Resources

Universal Trail Assessment Process and TrailWare Course

A UTAP Coordinator Workshop and TrailWare Training will be offered at the 19th National Trails Symposium on Nov 13-14, 2008. See

Tax Incentives for Trails and Conservation

Resources are available for tax incentives for trails or other conservation purposes from the Conservation Resource Center.

Upcoming Conferences

See additional events at:
  • Trail-related events: American Trails Calendar
  • Bicycle and pedestrian events: National Center for Bicycling and Walking Calendar with each CenterLines newsletter.
  • Events posted on FHWA's Recreational Trails Program Events
  • Events posted on FHWA's Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty Calendar
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