The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced FY 2009 Federal-Aid Highway Program apportionments. See FHWA Notices at www.fhwa.dot.gov/legsregs/directives/notices/.
|N4510.683||9/29/08||Revised Supplementary Tables - Apportionments Authorized for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equality Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and Division K, Title I of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. Notice N4510.683 has final FY 2008 apportionments, including final FY 2008 amounts for Transportation Enhancement Activities.|
|N4510.684||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Interstate Maintenance Program Funds|
|N4510.685||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 National Highway System Program Funds|
|N4510.686||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Surface Transportation Program Funds|
|N4510.687||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highway Bridge Program Funds|
|N4510.688||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program Funds|
|N4510.689||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Highway Safety Improvement Program Funds|
|N4510.690||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Recreational Trails Program Funds|
|N4510.691||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Appalachian Development Highway System Program Funds|
|N4510.692||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Elimination of Hazards Relating to Railway-Highway Crossings Program Funds|
|N4510.693||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program Funds|
|N4510.694||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Safe Routes to School Program Funds|
|N4510.695||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Metropolitan Planning Funds|
|N4510.696||10/1/08||Apportionment of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Equity Bonus Program Funds|
The Federal Government issued Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans on October 7, 2008. The Guidelines describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans. See health.gov/paguidelines/. The report states: Communities can provide many opportunities for physical activity, such as walking trails, bicycle lanes on roads, sidewalks, and sports fields.
The Department of the Interior's National Recreation Trail (NRT) application deadline is November 1, 2008. Please encourage potential applicants to visit the NRT website: www.americantrails.org/nationalrecreationtrails/ApplyNRT.html to find out more about the application process and to download the application form. Applicants should submit a trail map, digital photos, and both a hard copy and electronic version of the application(s).
The National Trails System is the network of scenic, historic, and recreation trails created by the National Trails System Act of 1968. These trails provide for outdoor recreation needs, promote the enjoyment, appreciation, and preservation of open-air, outdoor areas and historic resources, and encourage public access and citizen involvement. See www.nps.gov/nts/. The National Trails System Act celebrates its 40th Anniversary on October 2, 2008.
Universal Trail Assessment Process and TrailWare Course
A UTAP Coordinator Workshop and TrailWare Training will be offered at the 19th National Trails Symposium on Nov 13-14, 2008. See www.americantrails.org/2008/fwutap.html.
Tax Incentives for Trails and Conservation
Resources are available for tax incentives for trails or other conservation purposes from the Conservation Resource Center. www.taxcreditexchange.com/library.html