This paper focuses on two acts of legislation signed into effect in 1970 concerning federal aid to airports--the Airport and Airway Development Act and the Airport and Airway Revenue Act. These acts are considered landmark legislation because they provide twice the amount of aid for the 1970's as was provided for the previous twenty-five years. Major acts of federal aid legislation prior to 1970 are cited and discussed as background to the 1970 legislation. Two principal motives of Congress for passing the legislation are mentioned: to expand federal aid to airport development along with expansion of funds for other airway facilities and to draw such funds mainly from a new Airport and Airway Trust Fund fed by aviation-user taxes, rather than from general U.S. Treasury monies. Also included is considerable discussion of the various allocation acts for those funds during the remainder of the 1970's. The paper is to be continued in the next issue of Transportation Research News.

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  • Pagination: p. 2-5
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  • Accession Number: 00310710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM