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Successes in Stewardship Newsletter Archive

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Successes in Stewardship is a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) bimonthly newsletter highlighting current best practices in stewardship and environmental review from around the country. Read this month's newsletter:
CEDAR Helps States Increase Process Efficiencies in Project Development to Improve Environmental Compliance.


Jan 2019 The Eco-Logical Approach Helps Accelerate Project Delivery and Improve Environmental Outcomes


September 2018 Context Sensitive Solutions and Design: A Practical Approach to Transportation Decisionmaking
July 2018 Case Studies Highlight Benefits of Multimodal Roadway Design and Green Infrastructure
May 2018 Back to the Basics: Environmental Compliance During Emergencies
March 2018 Updates to the Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat Programmatic Consultation Accelerate Project Delivery and Improve Mitigation Outcomes
January 2018 Back to the Basics: How FHWA Legal Staff Can Help with Project Delivery


December 2017 2017 Year in Review: Key Takeaways for Accelerating Project Delivery and Improving Environmental Outcomes
November 2017 California’s North Coast Corridor Program Balances Infrastructure Demands and Environmental Stewardship
October 2017 Back to the Basics:The Endangered Species Act and Section 7 Consultations
September 2017 INVEST Leads to Sustainability Success and Innovation at Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
August 2017 2017 FHWA Environmental Excellence Award Winners Demonstrate Budget-Friendly Best Practices in Stewardship
July 2017 Back to the Basics: Bridge Permitting
June 2017 NEPA Assignment Program Promotes Environmental Stewardship
May 2017 Commitment and Collaboration among FHWA and Partners Leads to Successful Atlantic Salmon Programmatic
April 2017 Back to the Basics: Improving the Quality of Environmental Documentation
March 2017 Federal Permitting Dashboard Helps FHWA Accelerate Environmental Reviews, Improves Communication with the Public
February 2017 New Integrating NEPA and Permitting Approach Provides Opportunities for States to Accelerate Project Delivery
January 2017 Back to the Basics: Understanding the Components of Section 106 Compliance

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December 2016 A Year in Review: Practical Ways to Implement Takeaways from the 2016 Newsletters
November 2016 Louisiana Historic Bridge Effort Increases Preservation Opportunities and Expands Agency Partnerships
October 2016 FHWA FAST Act Guidance Accelerates Surface Transportation Project Environmental Review Processes
September 2016 Indiana Bat and Northern Long-Eared Bat Programmatic Consultation Streamlines Project Delivery and Improves Conservation Outcomes
August 2016 Featured Streamlining Practices Are Still Yielding Benefits: Five, Ten, and Fifteen Years Later
July 2016 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards to Recognize Outstanding Environmental Stewardship
June 2016 New Programmatic Categorical Exclusion Agreement Creates Potential to Accelerate Projects in Maine
May 2016 FHWA Highlights 10 Benefits of the Planning and Environmental Linkages Program
April 2016 Interdisciplinary Partnerships Help to Connect Ecosystems and Improve Roadway Safety for Wildlife and the Traveling Public
March 2016 Freeway Cap Parks Encourage Stakeholder Coordination, Reconnect Communities, and Promote Healthy Ecosystems
February 2016 More Efficient and Effective Permitting and Environmental Review Speeds Work on Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement
January 2016 Planning for Climate Change: FHWA's Climate Change Resilience Pilot Program

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December 2015 Transportation Agencies Demonstrate How to Implement the Eco-Logical Approach
November 2015 The 2015 Red Book: Synchronizing Environmental Reviews for Transportation and Other Infrastructure Projects
October 2015 Using GIS Tools to Improve Project Delivery
September 2015 Livability Tools Promote Environmental Decisionmaking in Early Stages of Planning
August 2015 FHWA Encourages States to Take Action in Achieving Pollinator Health
July 2015 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Recognize Innovative Efforts to Preserve the Environment
June 2015 New Web Resource Helps States and MPOs Improve Collaborative Transportation Decisionmaking
May 2015 Get to Know FHWA's National Transportation Liaisons
April 2015 Data-driven Success Stories Highlight Value of Programmatic Agreements
March 2015 FHWA Resources Promote Implementation of More Sustainable Pavements
February 2015 New Tool Helps Agencies Manage Transportation Assets in the Face of Climate Change
January 2015 New Handbook Encourages Streamlined, Quantifiable Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

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December 2014 Updated Guidelines Offer Uniform, Comprehensive Instructions for Conducting Effective Visual Impact Assessments
November 2014 Using Road Diets to Advance Healthy, Safe Communities
October 2014 FHWA Helps Shorten Environmental Review Process for Historic Bascule Bridge by an Unprecedented Seven Months
September 2014 New Handbook Helps States Reduce Vegetation Management Costs and Encourage Native Growth
August 2014 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards to Recognize Outstanding Environmental Stewardship
July 2014 Agency Coordination and Public Involvement Deliver Milton-Madison Bridge Project on Time and on Budget
June 2014 New York State Asset Management Framework Encourages Preservation and Sustainability
May 2014 FHWA Develops Tools to Advance Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
April 2014 Two New Categorical Exclusions Streamline NEPA Compliance
March 2014 Geographic Information Systems Inventory Helps Preserve Apache Trail's Historic Character
February 2014 FHWA Promotes Health in Transportation
January 2014 Collaborative Research Effort Identifies Effective Wildlife Crossing Practices in Utah

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December 2013 Collaboration Helps to Expedite Lake Champlain Bridge Replacement Project
November 2013 Advancing the Application of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS): The CSS National Dialog 2
October 2013 Implementing Eco-Logical: Activities to Advance Ecosystem-Scale Transportation Planning
September 2013 Tribal Case Studies Highlight Effective Intergovernmental Partnerships
August 2013 CDOT Uses Stakeholder Involvement to Streamline Environmental Review Process for Twin Tunnels Project
July 2013 Addressing Environmental Justice in the NEPA Process
June 2013 Interactive Online Tutorial Educates Users about Section 4(f)
May 2013 Using Cloud Services to Support Environmental Streamlining
April 2013 Federal and State Programs Remove Barriers to Fish Passage
March 2013 Award-Winning Projects Exemplify Streamlining and Stewardship
February 2013 States Work to Streamline the Section 106 Review Process
January 2013 Programmatic Agreement Streamlines Indiana Bat Conservation Efforts

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December 2012 Wildlife Crossings Protect Wildlife Along Maine's Route 112
November 2012 FHWA Supports Roadway Sustainability with INVEST
October 2012 New York City Wetlands Strategy Protects Coastal Ecosystems
September 2012 FHWA Updates Section 4(f) Policy Paper
August 2012 Online Tools Help to Streamline the Environmental Review Process
July 2012 Nonmotorized Transportation Program Increases Biking and Walking
June 2012 Evaluating the Historical Significance of Utah's Bridges
May 2012 Installing Turtle-Friendly Lighting on Florida's Coastal Roadways
April 2012 Considering Freight Priorities in the NEPA Process
March 2012 Colorado DOT Analyzes Rest Area Sustainability
February 2012 Showcasing the 2011 Environmental Excellence Award Winners
January 2012 FHWA Releases a Primer on Integrating Road Safety and NEPA

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