The links on this page provide tools and resources culled from a wide variety of industry resources ranging from Federal agencies to local privately funding organizations all supporting the goals of Transportation Enhancement Activities.
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A Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) created A Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking to answer transportation project-related questions.
Advocacy Advance: (a partnership of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists) lists many resources for Navigating MAP-21. The resources also include a Sample Transportation Alternatives Program Competitive Grant Application focused for MPOs, with Project Scoring Criteria and a Project Scoring Sheet.
Adventure Cycling Association
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to bicycle travel, offering programs for cyclists, including a national network of bicycle touring routes and organized trips.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Report: Taking the High Road
This report chronicles the environmental and societal benefits that result from transportation with examples from across the country.
American Society of Landscape Architects
Promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.
American Trails Resource and Library page
Thousands of links and full-text publications.
Bat Conservation International
Teaches the value of bats to protect and conserve critical bat habitats, and to advance scientific knowledge through research.
The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design
Book and exhibit on Creative Transportation Design.
Conservation Corps and Transportation: Making the Connection
This is a guide to transportation funding programs for service and conservation corps.
Context-Sensitive Design Around the Country - Some Examples
An e-Circular outlining examples of CSD projects which were presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Each project considers capacity and safety issues while addressing its physical and human environmental setting.
Defenders of Wildlife Habitat and Highways Program
Defenders supports efforts to reduce the impact of roads and highways on wildlife and habitat and to reduce future impacts by incorporating wildlife conservation into transportation planning.
The Greenways Archive
Collects publications pertaining to recreational and environmental green spaces.
Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation, and Management of Historic Roads.
International Dark-Sky Association
Preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting.
ITS Technologies to Reduce Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities
USDOT is exploring the feasibility of development and field-testing of pedestrian detection and warning systems and incorporation of these technologies into a comprehensive infrastructure and/or vehicle-based pedestrian detection and warning system.
International Mountain Bicycling Association's Resources Guide
Information on grants, liability, trail building, etc.
From the Institute of Museum and Library Services website.
National Association of Reversionary Property Owners
Advocate for property rights along railroad corridors.
National Center on Accessibility
A program of the Indiana University's Department of Recreation and Park Administration in cooperation with the National Park Service, Office on Accessibility.
National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW)
Offers information support, training, consultation services, and resources to public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and advocates; maintains the Internet Support Center; and organizes the biennial ProWalk / ProBike Conference and other special meetings.
National Center for Safe Routes to School
Offers information on how to start and sustain a Safe Routes to School program, case studies of successful programs as well as many other resources for training and technical assistance. Established with funding from the US Department of Transportation and operated by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Provides information on a wide variety of engineering, encouragement, education, and enforcement topics. Established with funding from the US Department of Transportation and operated by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
National Trails Training Partnership - trail organizations and agencies working together to promote trail training and resources. www.nttp.net
FHWA sponsored website for travelers.
Toolbox for the Great Outdoors (American Recreation Coalition)
Information about programs available to provide high quality recreation experiences on public lands. The Toolbox is a partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Federal Highway Administration.
A comprehensive resource center to fit the needs of all involved in trail development, from first-time citizen advocates to more experienced planners and trail managers.
Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse
Provides technical assistance and information resources on all aspects of trail and greenway advocacy, acquisition, development, and management. The Clearinghouse is a joint project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, and the Conservation Fund's American Greenways Program.
Transportation Research Board Bicycle Transportation Committee
This Committee is concerned with all aspects of bicycling and bicyclists and criteria for bicycle facilities to assure that the bicycle rider has safe, convenient, and efficient travel.
Transportation Research Board Pedestrian Committee
This Committee is concerned with research on pedestrians and pedestrian facilities that will provide safe, comfortable, and efficient walking environments along sidewalks, along and across roadways, and connecting to other modes of transportation.
U.S. Green Building Council
Promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
U.S. Bicycle Route System
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is hosting a Task Force to develop a national interstate route system for bicycle routes, with input from States and national bicycle advocacy organizations. The Adventure Cycling Association provides staff support. The Task Force has developed a report and a draft corridor plan.
Wildlife-Highway Crossing Mitigation Measures and Associated Costs/Benefits: a Toolbox for Montana Department of Transportation.