The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) established the Transportation Enhancement (TE) program. It was further refined under the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) in 1998. The program was established as a means to enrich the traveling experience of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians through enhancements to our transportation system.
FY 2011 Funding Awards
Federal funding for TE projects is allotted to provide aesthetic and functional improvements to historical, natural, and scenic areas. The Safe Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) states that each project should meet one of the eligible categories and be related to surface transportation.
TE Information and Guidance
Please submit any questions or comments regarding the Transportation Enhancement Program to the TE Coordinator at email@example.com.