Legislative

Bridge Safety – (US DOT) Office of Inspector General Audit Report

In an audit report issued on 18 February 2015, the US DOT Office of Inspector General concluded that the “FHWA effectively oversees bridge safety, but opportunities exist to enhance guidance and address national risks.”

Download the Full Audit Report (.pdf)


MAP-21 Video from AASHTO

The Federal Highway Association’s MAP-21 initiative was signed into law in 2012. What does this mean for you? This 3 minute, MAP-21 video from AASHTO discusses the Performance Management rule changes now under review. It provides an overview of the new MAP-21 rules, why they are important for State DOTs, and gives viewers a perspective on when the major rule changes will be implemented.

To learn more about MAP-21 and how it affects your agency, View the Video.

Link to the FHWA’s Summary of MAP-21


Waivers of the “Buy America” Requirement

The USDOT has sent a letter to the US House Appropriations Committee conveying the Fourth Annual Report to Congress on Buy America Waivers.


FHWA’s Performance Year (PY) 2014 Strategic Implementation Plan

The FHWA has issued a cover memorandum describing its PY 2014 Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) for the planning cycle from June 2013 through May 2014.


MAP-21 – “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century

On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. MAP-21 represents a milestone for the U.S. economy – it provides needed funds and, more importantly, it transforms the policy and programmatic framework for investments to guide the growth and development of the country’s vital transportation infrastructure.

Link to the FHWA’s Summary of MAP-21


Federal Aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies


Map-21 — “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century”


“Changing Course to Preserve America’s Roads”


TSP2 Eligible for SP&R Funding


FHWA Guidance on Patented / Proprietary Products


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