Transportation Enhancements

Summary of Nationwide Spending as of Fiscal Year 2009

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

Transportation Enhancement (TE) projects expand travel choices and improve America's travel experience. Congress has defined this mission and given the program a specialized structure to achieve the aims of livability. TE funding helps build an American transportation system that supports diverse travel choices and is seamlessly integrated with our natural, economic, and social ecosystems.

Since its inception in 1992 and through 2009, the TE program has made over $9 billion available to the states. This report documents and analyzes state spending through the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. The close of that fiscal year marked the expiration of federal funding authorization under the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users" (SAFETEA-LU) and concludes another phase in federal transportation policy.

This report is prepared by the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC). NTEC is operated by the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA). NTEC provides transparency to a complex program, promotes best practices, and provides to citizens and policy-makers an opportunity to learn how states have used this dedicated funding.

The data in this report were obtained from the FHWA Fiscal Management Information System (FMIS) and through direct interaction with staff and data systems at every one of the state transportation agencies. This report publishes an array of statistics to provide insight into TE spending at the national and state levels. The report provides agency staff, policy makers, professionals, and citizens the opportunity to better understand and maximize the benefits to be derived from the TE program.

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