HIGHWAY LAWS FROM THE COUNTY POINT OF VIEW

THE PRESENT GAP IN CURRENT HIGHWAY LAWS IS DISCUSSED. COUNTY OFFICIALS NEED A MODIFIED ATTITUDE TOWARD THE FUNCTION OF LAW. INADEQUACIES WERE REVEALED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL AFTER ENACTMENT OF THE FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY ACT OF 1944. STATUATORY LIMITATIONS ON ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY IN COUNTIES PREVENTS SOME COUNTIES FROM MATCHING THE HIGHWAY FUNDS BECAUSE THEY LACK LEGAL AUTHORITY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE. THE ALMOST TOTAL ABSENCE OF LEGAL MACHINERY FOR PARTICIPATION BY COUNTIES IN INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS BECAME CONSPICUOUS AFTER THE HIGHWAY ACT. STUDIES IN VARIOUS STATES INDICATE THAT FURTHER STUDIES OF LEGAL INADEQUANCIES ARE NEEDED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT ONLY CONTINUING STUDY AND REVISION WILL PREVENT THE GAP BETWEEN THE LEGAL MACHINERY AND HIGHWAY NEEDS FROM WIDENING.

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  • Accession Number: 00238648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1994 12:00AM