Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
Welcome to the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Health and Transportation webpage. This webpage is designed to be a comprehensive resource on the linkages between transportation and health.
Linking health and transportation brings together transportation professionals and health practitioners in a collaborative process to improve transportation decisions. Working together, we are committed to developing transportation options that promote and improve access to healthy and active lifestyles.
In October 2012, US DOT Secretary LaHood spoke with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation about the agency's involvement in the National Prevention Council, and support for improving safety and increasing transportation choices. Read the interview here:
USDOT is committed to promoting better consideration of health outcomes in transportation. Our work is focused on the following objectives:
USDOT looks forward to collaborating with our stakeholders to build transportation options that support safe, accessible, and healthy communities.