Transportation enhancement : TEA-21 and the Rails-to-Trails program
Bivins, Daniel Harrison
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Transportation funds and programs that can be used as a resource for historic preservation, and as such, they act as a vehicle to bolster a community's sense of place and directly affect the quality of life for American citizens. Transportation Enhancement (TE) activities are a major contributing element to a community's revitalization. By their design, TE projects engage citizens, private companies, local non-profits, local governments, and state and federal agencies in order to work towards a common goal of enhancing a community through transportation. Transportation Enhancement projects, such as Rail-to-Trails, have the ability to enhance community character and strengthen a sense of place, undeniably two desirable results.