Tags: FHWA

2019 Federal Highway Administration Highlights

Partnerships — In 2019, FHWA had a cooperative agreement with the PNTS to perform a two-year gap analysis and corridor protection research project. FHWA also had an Interagency Agreement with the BLM to complete a methodology to develop an inventory and monitoring program for trails.…

PNTS publishes Ice Age Trail case studies

by Don Owen, Consultant and Case Study Author, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its third case study about national trail protection efforts. “Partnerships, Planning, and Persistence: Collaborative Approaches Aid Three Ice Age Trail Acquisitions”…

STEP into trail crossings

STEP into trail crossings FHWA promotes Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program by Becky Crowe, Transportation Specialist, Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety Shared use paths and trails are popular with pedestrians and cyclists, and trail-roadway crossings are increasingly important locations to consider for…

PNTS publishes Fones Cliffs case study

By Don Owen, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its second case study about trail land protection efforts as part of a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. “Saving Fones…

NSHT IAM: A method for capturing trail resources, qualities, values, and settings

by Deb Salt, Trails Program Lead, Bureau of Land Management, and Christopher Douwes, Community Planner, Federal Highway Administration In 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) agreed to cost-share a contract to develop a standardized, resource integrated national scenic and…

Federal Highway Administration: 2018 Highlights

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance, and preservation of the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to State and local agencies to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to…

Published Resources

Teaching Guide The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a middle school teaching guide about the national trails titled “America’s Scenic and Historic Trails on Public Lands: The Intersection of Cultures, Heritage, and Outdoor Recreation.” This product provides teachers with three activities to trace…

2017 Federal Agency Highlights for the National Trails System

Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System The Federal Interagency Council on the National Trails System, with representation from the NPS, BLM, FWS, USFS, FHWA, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, considers issues of interest to the NTS. Documentation — Interagency development…