U.S. Department of Transportation Receives Preserve America Award, highlights contribution of the National Scenic Byways Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) received the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Award for Federal Preserve America Accomplishment for its support of the Preserve America Program and its leadership in historic preservation efforts across the nation.

The U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration were recognized for having demonstrated exemplary support for the goals and objectives of the Preserve America program. Among their many accomplishments: a Preserve America Web site that features success stories in 13 States, including Transportation Enhancement funding projects in seven Preserve America Communities; its use of the FHWA “Successes in Stewardship” newsletter in spring 2009 to highlight an additional extended case study of funding infrastructure improvements in downtown Natchitoches, Louisiana, a Preserve America Community; its long-term program support for heritage tourism development through the National Scenic Byways Program, including the 31 All-American Roads and the 121 National Scenic Byways in 46 States; and long-standing membership on the Preserve America Steering Committee.

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