TAKING THE HIGH ROAD: THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF AMERICA'S HIGHWAY PROGRAMS
Across the nation, programs to construct and rehabilitate U.S. roads and highways are revitalizing communities, enhancing the environment, and improving quality of life. From preservation of historic covered bridges to recovery of the delicate and endangered Karner Blue butterfly, highway programs are balancing mobility goals with a responsibility to protect and enhance the nation's natural and cultural resources. Environmental and social contributions of our road programs often go unrecognized, but they tell a real success story-a story of how transportation solutions benefit Americans and the environment every day. This report illustrates the many benefits of transportation to communities and to the environment-major contributions that few Americans realize come from the transportation sector. From new technologies for storm water runoff controls and strategies to preserve and enhance entire ecosystems, to the experience of traveling the nation's breathtaking scenic byways-this report provides a glimpse of the numerous benefits the transportation sector provides Americans.
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Washington, DC United States 20001
- Publication Date: 2003
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefits; Communities; Control; Ecosystems; Environmental impacts; Financing; Highway travel; Highways; Pavement maintenance; Preservation; Quality of life; Rehabilitation (Maintenance); Road construction; Runoff; Scenic highways; Social benefits; Storms; Strategic planning; Technology
- Subject Areas: Economics; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Planning and Forecasting; Society; I10: Economics and Administration; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00964135
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 14 2003 12:00AM