- Briefing Room
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-05-026
Date: May 2005
Developing a "green highway" certification program and a new Green Highway Awards initiative that would together bring national recognition to environmentally sustainable transportation projects is the focus of a forum scheduled for September 26-29, 2005, in College Park, Maryland. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the event is designed for transportation and environmental professionals involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and regulation of transportation projects.
The forum will showcase innovative projects and initiatives from around the country that combine the goals of safe and efficient transportation systems with ecosystem protection and community preservation. Attendees will also work in facilitated breakout groups to set up criteria for the Green Highway Program, which will recognize projects that fulfill the need for safety and mobility while also meeting guidelines for environmental stewardship, recycling, and sustainability.
For more information about the Green Highway Forum, contact Jason Harrington at FHWA, 202-366-1576 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or visit www.wetlandsworkgroup.org/GreenHighways/Green%20Highways.htm. For registration information, contact Frank Reilly at the Wetlands and Watersheds Work Group, 877-586-3912 (email:ExecutiveDirector@WetlandsWorkGroup.org).