A Guide To Federal-Aid Programs And Projects

Federal-Aid highway funds are authorized by Congress to assist the States in providing for construction, reconstruction, and improvement of highways and bridges on eligible Federal-Aid highway routes and for other special purpose programs and projects. Through the Federal Lands Highway Program, funding is provided for improving access to and within National Forests, National Parks, Indian Lands and other public lands. The principal statutes establishing the Federal-Aid Highway Program are found in Title 23, United States Code (23 U.S.C.). Regulatory requirements are generally found in Title 23, Highways, of the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR). This guide provides basic information about the Federal-Aid programs, projects, and other program characteristics. Much of the information provided in this guide was included in the FHWA's 1999 edition of the same publication. This publication updates information from the past document and includes information resulting from the latest multi-year Federal-Aid authorizing legislative act, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) (P.L.114-94). This includes fiscal information, statutory and regulatory references, general eligibility and background information, and program office contacts. The guide contains two parts: Part I - Active programs and projects. This part covers programs, projects, and activities authorized or continued by the FAST Act, as well as those authorized in previous legislation that remain active. Part II - Inactive programs and projects. This part covers inactive programs, projects, and activities that are no longer active, but which have historic interest, and/or were the basis for current programs and projects. This guide is available electronically at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federalaid/projects.cfm.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Stewardship, Oversight and Management
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2019


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 320p

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  • Accession Number: 01759669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2020 3:39PM