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DOT Livability Initiative . Smart Mobility Framework Workshop June 16, 2009 Presented by: K. Sue Kiser Director, Planning and Air Quality FHWA – California Division. DOT Livability Initiative.

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Dot livability initiative

DOT Livability Initiative

Smart Mobility Framework Workshop

June 16, 2009

Presented by:

K. Sue Kiser

Director, Planning and Air Quality

FHWA – California Division

Dot livability initiative1
DOT Livability Initiative

  • Goal: To enhance the economic and social well-being of all Americans by creating and maintaining a safe, reliable, intermodal and accessible transportation network that enhances choices for transportation users, provides easy access to employment opportunities and other destinations, and promotes positive effects on the surrounding community

American recovery and reinvestment act recovery act
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act)

  • $1.5 billion of discretionary grant funds for capital investments in surface transportation

  • ‘‘Grants for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery’’ or ‘‘TIGER”

  • Primary Selection Criteria include (1) Long-Term Outcomes and (2) Jobs Creation & Economic Stimulus.

  • The Secondary Selection Criteria include (1) Innovation and (2) Partnership

Tiger grants criteria
TIGER Grants Criteria

  • Long-Term Outcomes

    • (i) State of Good Repair:

    • (ii) Economic Competitiveness:

    • (iii) Livability:

    • (iv) Sustainability:

    • (v) Safety:

Tiger grants criteria1
TIGER Grants Criteria


  • (1) Enhance user mobility through the creation of more convenient transportation options for travelers;

  • (2) Improve existing transportation choices by enhancing points of modal connectivity or by reducing congestion on existing modal assets;

  • (3) Improve accessibility and transport services for economically disadvantaged populations, non-drivers, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, or to make goods, commodities, and services more readily available to these groups;

  • (4) Results from a planning process which coordinated transportation and land-use planning decisions and encouraged community participation in the process.

Tiger grants criteria2
TIGER Grants Criteria


  • Improve energy efficiency, reduce dependence on oil and/or reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • Maintain, protect or enhance the environment


  • The current authorization for Federal surface transportation programs – SAFETEA-LU – expires at the end of FY 2009

  • Efforts underway at DOT to develop Administration’s proposal

    • Performance based

    • Investments that are environmentally focused

    • Multi-modal

    • Livability and Sustainability will be the centerpiece

Sustainable communities initiative u s hud dot
Sustainable Communities InitiativeU.S. HUD/DOT

  • Proposed in HUD’s FY 2010 budget request

  • Creates a HUD/DOT Task Force to:

    • Enhance integrated planning efforts

    • Develop affordability measures

    • Develop livability measures

    • Harmonize HUD & DOT


    • Undertake joint research,

      data collection & outreach

Federal interagency effort
Federal Interagency Effort

  • Federal Interagency Working Group on Transportation, Land Use and Climate Change

  • Initiated in June 2008

  • 13 agencies represented

  • Currently, developing performance measures, research and data needs

What are we in fhwa doing
What are we in FHWA doing?


PEW, CCAP, Other Federal Agencies


Informational Q&As, Webinar, Newsletter, DOT Clearinghouse, New HEP website

Peer Exchanges

MPOs and state DOTs

Technical Assistance

Modeling, Adaptation


Gulf Coast Study, SLR study, VMT, Mitigation strategies

  • New Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Team


Protecting current and future investments
Protecting Current and Future Investments

  • Changes in climate will affect transportation infrastructure and operations

    • Sea level rise, increased storm intensity, increased temperature extremes

  • Internal FHWA working group on adaptation

Web sites
Web Sites

TIGER Grant Federal Register Notice

  • FHWA Highways and Climate Change website

  • US DOT Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse: