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Additional Information on Section 4(f) and Programmatic Evaluations

What is Section 4(f)? 

Section 4(f) refers to the original section in the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, which provided for consideration of park and recreation lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites during transportation project development. Section 4(f) applies only to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), now codified at 49 U.S.C. § 303 and 23 U.S.C. § 138, and is implemented by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) through the regulation 23 CFR part 774

Last updated: Thursday, July 28, 2022