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Environmental Management Office (EMO)
605 Suwannee St MS 37 Tallahassee, FL 32399
FDOT| Environmental Management Office | Transportation Enhancement
Environmental Management Office
Marjorie Bixby, Manager
The following 12 activities are eligible for funding under the Transportation Enhancement
Program. Selecting any of the activities will provide a brief description of the activity.
A more complete description and project requirements are provided on the Enhancement
Project Requirements page.
For each of these enhancement activities, one or more of the following categories of work
may be considered for funding: planning efforts, project development and environmental
studies, design work, right-of-way acquisition, construction operations, and construction
engineering and inspection services.
Provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicycles
This category includes providing bicycle and pedestrian features that are not included or
required as part of routine transportation projects. This may include activities that
enhance the transportation system through more aesthetic routing or design, construction
of facilities where none currently exist, or by improving existing facilities to make them
more usable for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Enhancement Program Information
How to Apply
Transportation Enhancement Links
Provision of safety and educational activities for pedestrians and bicyclists
This includes non-construction safety-related activities and the reasonable costs to
provide safety and educational activities such as bicycle and pedestrian safety training,
cost of facilitators and classes. It may also include related training materials such as
brochures, videotapes, other training aids, as well as rent for leased space and limited
Acquisition of scenic easements and scenic or historic sites
This category may be applied to the purchase, donation, transfer, or trade of lands which
possess significant aesthetic, historic, archaeological, cultural, natural, visual, or
open space values, including, but not limited to, land and property listed in or eligible
for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
Scenic or Historic Highway Programs (including the provision of tourist and
welcome center facilities)
This category covers protection and enhancement of state or federally designated
scenic or historic highways. Funds may be used for projects that will protect and enhance
the scenic, historic, cultural, natural, and archaeological integrity and visitor
appreciation of an existing highway and adjacent area, including welcome centers.
Landscaping and Other Scenic Beautification
This category includes landscape and street-scape planning, design, and construction
projects which enhance the aesthetic or ecological resources along transportation
corridors, points of access, and lands qualifying for other categories of transportation
Projects in this category should enhance the transportation system by improving the
ability of the public to appreciate the historic significance of the project itself or the
area to be served by the project. Funds may be used for the identification, evaluation,
recording, documentation, curation, acquisition, protection, rehabilitation,
interpretation, and restoration or any combination of the foregoing, of any historic or
archaeological district, site, building, structure, landscape, or object included in or
eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as determined by the
State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO). Projects in this category may satisfy the
eligibility requirement of relationship to the surface transportation system through a
pronounced visibility from the transportation system or by providing a conspicuous or
prominent impact on the traveling experience. Projects whose features are the basis of
scenic or historic highway designation also meet the relationship requirement.
Rehabilitation and Operation of Historic Transportation Buildings, Structures, or
Facilities (including historic railroad facilities and canals)
Historic transportation buildings are buildings or structures associated with the
operation, passenger and freight use, construction, or maintenance of any mode of
transportation where such building is listed in or eligible for listing in the National
Register of Historic Places as determined by the State Historic Preservation Officer
Preservation of Abandoned Railway Corridors (including the conversion and use
thereof for pedestrian or bicycle trails)
This category includes the planning, acquisition, rehabilitation and development of
corridors for public uses including bicycle and pedestrian use. It permits the development
and rehabilitation of privately owned rail corridors open to the general public without
Control and Removal of Outdoor Advertising
This category covers expenditures for the removal of existing signs, displays, and devices
on highways that are not classified as local roads. Projects must comply with a legal
process that bases payments for removal on an equitable appraisal and has an agreeable
Archaeological Planning and Research
This category includes, but is not limited to, research on sites eligible for
transportation enhancement funds; experimental projects in archaeological site
preservation and interpretation; planning to improve identification, evaluation, and
treatment of archaeological sites; development of national and regional research designs;
and data recovery and synthetic research. Projects should be used for research or
interpretation of sites associated with transportation facilities. This category is not
for routine excavations.
Environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or
reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity
This category includes projects such as mitigation to address highway storm water runoff
through erosion controls or detention and sediment pond construction, runoff pollution
studies, wildlife crossings, or wildlife highway mortality studies.
Establishment of transportation museums
This category is for capital improvements to establish museums with a focus on
transportation, or for the purchase of artifacts related to transportation that will be
displayed in a transportation museum.
Planning efforts must either: 1) lead to the development of a proposed network or program
of projects that will lead to specific construction projects; or 2) be specific planning
activities necessary for defining and implementing an individual enhancement activity.
Project Development and Environmental Work
This covers studies and work when it is necessary to develop and evaluate project
alternatives and assess the environmental impacts of a proposed project.
This includes preliminary and final engineering, design and right of way surveying,
architectural services, and preparing construction plans, specifications, estimates and
This includes the cost of buying property plus right of way support services such as
appraisals. The Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Acquisition Policies Act apply
for any new right-of-way acquisition or relocation activities on all transportation
enhancement program projects.
This is the major category of work for enhancement activities involving the actual
building of the project.
Construction Engineering and Inspection
This covers services for overseeing the construction of a project, and is only eligible in
conjunction with construction activities.