With the award of FY 1999 grants and initiation of the first round of projects, the TCSP program is off to a strong start. The FY 1999 projects represent a variety of innovative approaches to link transportation and community planning. New partnerships already have been formed and new ideas generated. Each project includes an evaluation component, and the results - including successful examples as well as lessons learned - will be disseminated. As the first round of TCSP projects is implemented, the results will help communities better understand and address the important relationships among transportation investments, land development patterns, and community livability.
1999 TCSP Denver Workshop
Proceedings from the May 1999 TCSP Workshop in Denver, Colorado, are available on the TCSP web site located at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov.
A second workshop is being planned for fall 2000.
The 35 grants receiving FY 1999 funds are undertaking a range of innovative projects which will help integrate transportation, community, and system-preservation practices. In particular, accomplishments are being demonstrated in six major areas: