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This Week at APBP: September 7

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Save the Date for the 2017 Professional Development Seminar!
APBP’s Professional Development Seminar is a biennial conference distinguished by longer, in-depth sessions and a collaborative atmosphere. Our tenth PDS will be held in Memphis, Tennessee at the landmark Peabody Hotel, named the "2015 Best U.S. Historic Hotel (over 400 rooms)" by Historic Hotels of America.

We hope you'll join APBP in Memphis for a menu of workshops, mobile tours, poster sessions and networking events that will supply the tools to move active transportation in your community to the next level.

SAVE THE DATE!
APBP Professional Development Seminar
June 26 - 29, 2017
The Peabody Hotel 
Memphis, TN


Registration will open later this fall. Check out the APBP website for more details as they become available!

Image credit: Peabody Hotel

GIHON JORDAN SCHOLARSHIP

APBP's Gihon Jordan Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Gihon Jordan, a Philadelphia traffic engineer who worked to make his city safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and the disabled. Gihon strongly believed in the value for active transportation professionals of the Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference; funds from this scholarship enable APBP members to attend the conference. We are pleased to honor this year’s winners!

• Kate Beck
• Jack Cebe
• Eric Hathaway
• Evren Sonmez

Photo credit: Philadelphia Inquirer

UPDATED DATA FROM FHWA

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) updated its table, Pedestrian and Bicycle Funding Opportunities / U.S. Department of Transportation Transit, Highway, and Safety Funds, to account for the FAST Act and provide more project examples. The updated table is available in HTML and PDF formats.

The table indicates potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects, notes basic program requirements, and links to program guidance. Project sponsors should fully integrate nonmotorized accommodation into surface transportation projects. Section 1404 of the FAST Act modified 23 U.S.C. 109 to require federally-funded projects on the National Highway System to consider access for other modes of transportation, and provides greater design flexibility to do so. 

Photo credit:FHWA.dot.gov

FUNDING ALERT:
U.S. MEMBERS

By September 30:

If your state has unspent (aka “orphaned”) funds that were originally earmarked before Sept. 30, 2005 for specific projects, then pay close attention to FHWA’s guidance about repurposing those funds.

Approximately $2 billion is at stake!

Visit the FHWA website to see if your state has funds available.

Several of APBP’s allied groups are working with their members and followers to make sure these funds go to bicycle and pedestrian projects.

Deadline is September 30!

Photo credit: FHWA.dot.gov
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