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National Online Dialogue for MAP-21 Section 1305 - Programmatic Approaches

Welcome to FHWA and FTA’s National Online Dialogue webpage for MAP-21’s Section 1305 rulemaking on expanding the use of Programmatic Approaches in environmental decision-making!

MAP-21 Section 1305 requires FHWA and FTA to initiate a rulemaking to allow for the use of programmatic approaches that are consistent with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable laws to conduct environmental reviews.  FHWA and FTA are conducting outreach to these stakeholders through a national online dialogue and targeted listening sessions. Following completion of the outreach process, the Agencies will initiate a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed new and/or modified Agency regulations.

Maritime industry sees bottom line value in going green

This Administration has been a strong supporter of marine transportation as an environmentally friendly alternative to road and rail when shipping goods throughout America. And the U.S. maritime industry is becoming even more environmentally-friendly each day. More and more shipyards and ports have made investments to reduce their footprint.

Yesterday I toured the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and was excited to see its efforts to reduce vessel emissions.

Photo of Chip Jaenichen (in suit) touring the Port of New Bedford by boat