Title

ITE COMMENTS ON TEA 21

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1999

Subject Area

planning - safety/accidents, land use - planning, policy - equity

Keywords

U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation planning, Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, Road safety, Research, Recommendations, Legislative support, Legislation, Institute of Transportation Engineers, Highway safety, Government funding, Funding, Financing

Abstract

In an effort to help the U.S. Department of Transportation determine how it will implement the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), the Institute of Transportation Engineers submitted the following suggestions: initiate a national plan to upgrade the National Highway System; encourage, to the greatest extent possible, state participation in the State Highway Safety Data Improvement Incentive Grants Program; encourage support for state Safety Management Systems; swiftly complete an integrated surface transportation research and technology development strategic plan; and pay particular attention to safety considerations as it implements the new investment considerations included in TEA-21.