FHWA's Environment & Planning Office seeks feedback for STEP

CHAPEL HILL, NC (November 2, 2009) - The Federal Highway Administration's Environment and Planning areas of research have relied on a single funding source called STEP (Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program). Currently, FHWA is seeking input and suggestions from researchers and stakeholders for the lines of research that should be pursued in each emphasis area.

To submit comments, visit http://knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/cops/step.nsf/home/ and click on an emphasis area heading. The deadline is December 3, 2009 .

Among the emphasis areas are pedestrians, bicycles, and health; safety planning; public involvment; and travel modeling.

FHWA does not seek specific, detailed research proposals and discourages researchers from submitting proposals of that nature. Specific research work statements for this suggestion, if pursued under the STEP, would be crafted by FHWA, after careful consideration of stakeholder views.


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