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Guidance and Information

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued Guidance for Transportation Enhancement (TE) Activities on December 17, 1999. FHWA periodically makes corrections and clarifications, which are noted in the text. This guidance and information will help States and project sponsors meet requirements and provide best practices for accessibility, design, construction, and maintenance for the TE Activities. This guidance and information remains in effect for TE funds provided to the States through Federal Fiscal Year 2012.

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) replaced the TE Activities with the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) effective October 1, 2012. See the TAP Guidance and Information webpage.

See also:

FHWA Policy and Guidance Center
The PGC provides a central location of laws, policies, and guidance about the Federal-aid Highway Program.

Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies
Federal-aid Essentials offers a central online library of informational videos and resources, designed specifically for local public agencies.

National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse

The National Transportation Alternatives Clearinghouse (NTAC) is an information service sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.


NTAC maintains an up-to-date directory to help you find contact information for your State TAP Manager and your State's FHWA liaison.

Transportation Enhancement Activities Guidance

Related Guidance, Information, and Resources

Note: The links below take you to the TAP resource pages.

Updated: 06/27/2017
Updated: 6/27/2017
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