Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
In 2012, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established the Health in Transportation Working Group to examine the agency's existing policies and programs and their impacts on health-related issues such as air quality, active transportation, environmental review, noise, safety, livable communities, and access to health-related facilities. After the first year, FHWA produced an internal report that summarized the accomplishments to date, identified related research and outreach activities, and provided direction for future Working Group products.
This report provides an overview of the Working Group's activities and accomplishments in 2013, summarizes other U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) health-related accomplishments, documents its progress toward the recommendations laid out in the 2012 Annual Report, and offers findings and recommendations based on themes that the Working Group discussed in 2013. It is intended for a general audience.