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STEP Environment Fact Sheet (July 2012)

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, Environment and Realty's (HEP) Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP) ended on September 30, 2012. For current HEP research information, please see HEP's MAP-21 research web site.

This publication was superseded November 2012.

Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP)

"Conducting Research That Leads To Practice"

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Program Overview

STEP is a research program authorized in the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users". STEP funds can be awarded to state/local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, universities, federal agencies, and the private sector. For more information, visit

STEP Overview. Click image for text description.

Updated: 9/30/2012
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