Title

SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND UNIFORM RELOCATION ASSISTANCE ACT OF 1987: A SUMMARY

Authors

M R. Norman

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1987

Subject Area

operations - traffic, land use - planning, ridership - disadvantage, mode - rail, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transportation industry, Transportation disadvantaged persons, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Traffic signs, signals and markings, Traffic signs and signals, Traffic control devices, Toll roads, Statutes, Speed limits, Roadside, Road design, Relocation assistance, Rail transit, Public transit, Obstructions (Navigation), Obstacles (Navigation), National Maximum Speed Limit, Mass transit, Local transit, Laws, Interstate Highway System, Highway signs, signals and markings, Highway programs, Highway planning, Highway design, Hazards, Fixed-guideway transit, Federal aid, Disadvantaged, Danger, Contracting

Abstract

This article summarizes the provisions of the new law, PL-100-17, which authorizes federal-aid highway and transit programs for the next five years at a total funding level of $88 billion. The provisions discussed here cover the following: national maximum speed limit; contracting for engineering and design services; obligational limitation; advance construction; interstate construction; interstate cost estimate; interstate substitutions; federal-aid urban system program; 4R; use of federal funds for training; elimination of roadside obstacles; 100% federal funding; traffic control devices on private property; strategic highway research program (SHRP); disadvantaged business enterprise (DBS); use of federal funds for toll facilities; special demonstration projects; special studies; advance construction for transit; and new fixed guideway criteria.