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Livability Initiative

What is Livability?

Livability is about improving the quality of life within communities by increasing opportunities to access good jobs, affordable housing, quality schools, and safer streets and roads. The FHWA supports livable communities through funding transportation related projects and sponsoring activities that promote the following:

In support of the livability, the Office of Human Environment publishes case studies and newsletters, hosts webinars, and provides tools that promote enhanced quality of life. Through these activities, FHWA seeks to improve the relationship between infrastructure and community needs by expanding multimodalism and enhancing environmental sensitivity of roads and bridges. Click on the rotator features above or the side bar on the left to learn more about FHWA's activities that supports livable communities across the country.

As part of the Department of Transportation's Livability Initiative, FHWA works within the HUD/DOT/EPA Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities to coordinate and leverage Federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure policies and investments. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities developed the following principles to guide efforts:

HUD-DOT-EPA Interagency Partnership | DOT Livability | FTA Livable & Sustainable Communities
Updated: 5/4/2015
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