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Above and Beyond: The Environmental and Social Contributions of America's Highway Programs

This report demonstrates the numerous ways transportation agencies are increasingly going "above and beyond" to connect and enhance both communities and the environment to make things better than before, not because it is required, but because it is the right thing to do. The successful practices described in this report describe a few of the many ways transportation agencies are advancing toward sustainable transportation. These initiatives are helping transportation agencies bridge the gap and contribute to the environmental, social, and economic well-being of their communities.

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Issues covered in the report include:

Table of Contents
Planning and Designing Transportation to Fit the Community
Integrating Transportation and Land Use to Promote Sustainable Communities
Enhancing Our Quality of Life
Promoting Walking and Biking
On the Road to Cleaner Air
Water Quality and Wetlands - Successful Legacies
Preserving Wildlife and Ecosystems for Future Generations
Building Bridges to America's Past
Recycling - Transportation Agencies "Go Green"
Beautifying America's Roadsides
Sound Solutions Keep Down the Noise
Taking the Scenic Route to America's Treasures

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