Environmental Review: Transportation

Under a cooperative agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Historic Preservation Division (HPD) staff provides technical assistance, conducts site visits, and reviews projects to ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, which applies to all federally funded, assisted or licensed undertakings. All projects are handled through the GDOT Office of Environmental Services.

Transportation Enhancement Projects

The Transportation Enhancement (TE) program, which is funding by the Federal Highway Administration, through GDOT, was originally established in 1991 by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), reauthorized in 1998 as the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and in 2005 as Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The goal of this program is to enrich the traveling public's experience through enhancements to our nation's transportation system. TE funds directly impact historic preservation by providing funding to:

  • Develop cultural resource plans for archaeology and historic preservation
  • Revitalize historic downtown commercial districts
  • Preserve historic roadways and railroad corridors
  • Rehabilitate transportation facilities for public adaptive use, such as museums.

TE funds from the Federal Highway Administration reimburse sponsors up to 80 percent of a project's total cost, with at least a 20 percent match provided by the project sponsor. Individual projects can receive a maximum of $1 million. GDOT’s Office of Program Delivery manages the TE program in Georgia.

To submit a project, you will need to submit your completed Section 106 Worksheet (pdf) or TE/CMAQ Projects to:

Mark Lawing, Program Manager
Moreland Altobelli Associates, Inc.
2450 Commerce Avenue, Suite 100
Duluth, Georgia 30096-8910
(770) 263-5945 ext. 200

All hard-copy submissions should be sent to the attention of Jeanne Kerney at the address above. All email submissions should be sent to TEProjects@maai.net with the County, PI No., and document type indicated in the subject line.


External links
- SAFETEA-LU guidelines
- Historic Preservation Programs of GDOT (New Georgia Encyclopedia)
- Georgia Historic Downtown Streetscape Guidelines (pdf)
- Better Streets, Better Cities