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In Summary

Each of the fifteen issues presented is designed to provide a variety of options for consideration. This structure is intended to provide FHWA with the flexibility to identify the most effective tools and strategies to continue to promote and protect America's Byways® within the structure of the legislative mandate for the National Scenic Byways Program and the programs and policies of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The great success of the National Scenic Byways Program has resulted in large part from its flexibility and accommodation of intrinsic qualities across the nation and from its recognition of the needs of the communities and States where the byways are located. It is the goal of the following fifteen issue statements to provide greater clarity into what has led to this success and how the Program may be further improved upon in the future.

Updated: 9/3/2013
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