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Healthy Transportation Compact Award MassDOT's groundbreaking Healthy Transportation Compact has received national recognition.  The Federal Highway Administration gave a 2010 Exemplary Human Environment Initiative Award to the Compact for encouraging non-motorized transportation and a commitment to “creating and improving conditions for human activities while protecting the natural environment.”
 
The Healthy Transportation Compact created as part of the 2009 transportation reform legislation signed by Governor Deval Patrick is a multi-state agency collaboration to balance all transportation modes, expand mobility, improve health, support a cleaner environment, and create stronger communities.

The Compact collaboration includes MassDOT, Health and Human Services, Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Public Health.

The Compact among other things is charged with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing bicycle and pedestrian travel, working with the Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board to implement complete streets, expanding safe routes to school programs, and initiating public-private partnerships that support efficient transportation.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, "MassDOT is committed to facilitating coordination among the public and private sector, advocacy groups, land use, and public health stakeholders to address public health problems and promote healthy transportation."

The FHWA Exemplary Human Environment Initiative in its 3rd year recognizes transportation initiatives that make our transportation system work better for the people who use it.

Learn more about the FHWA Exemplary Human Environment Initiative on FHWA's website.

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