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Secretary Mineta receives 2003 Great Outdoors Award.

Recently, USDOT Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta received the recreation community's highest recognition--the Sheldon Coleman Great Outdoors Award.

The American Recreation Coalition honored Secretary Mineta for his contribution to the country's transportation policies for decades. During his career in Congress, Mineta championed increases in investment for transportation infrastructure and was a key author of the landmark Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) that shifted decisions on highway and mass transit planning to State and local governments. ISTEA led to major upsurges in mass transit ridership and more environmentally friendly transportation projects, such as bicycle paths.

The award presentation was one of the events celebrating Great Outdoors Week 2003, which highlighted the partnerships that enable outdoor recreation to contribute to the Nation's health and quality of life. The award honors the efforts of individuals who are helping protect parks, forests, refuges, and other lands.
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Publication:Public Roads
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2003
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