California Department of Transportation

Transportation Enhancements

Division of Local Assistance


"Due to extensive recent changes to the TE program, the website is being updated. Information about the changes is below. The eligibility information and application form are on the menu bar at the left".



Division Chief's letter (02/02/2010) to RTPAs on implementation of SB 286 (Use of the Conservation Corps) for Transportation Enhancement Project Selection for the 2010 STIP 3/03/10

Division Chief's letter (09/03/2009) to RTPAs regarding implementation of SB 286 For Recovery Act Transportation Enhancement Funds 11/04/09

Division Chief's letter (07/06/2009) to RTPAs regarding implementation of SB 286 For Transportation Enhancement Funds. 11/04/09


Transportation enhancement activities are a means of more creatively and sensitively integrating surface transportation facilities into their surrounding communities. What distinguishes transportation enhancement activities from other worthwhile "quality-of-life" and environmental activities is their potential to create a transportation experience that is more than merely adequate. At the same time they may protect the environment and provide a more aesthetic, pleasant and improved interface between the transportation system for the communities and people adjacent to transportation facilities.

Federal Transportation Enhancement funds are to be used for transportation-related capital improvement projects that enhance quality-of-life, in or around transportation facilities. Projects must be over and above required mitigation and normal transportation projects, and the project must be directly related to the transportation system. The projects should have a quality-of-life benefit while providing the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. Projects must be within the twelve categories. For more information see the Fact Sheet.

Links to other related sites:
Environmental Enhancement and Mitigation (EEM) Program
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse

April Nitsos (916) 653-8450




Page Last Updated: 4/9/2013



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