A SUMMARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS OF THE INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY ACT OF 1991
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) marks a watershed in the traditional relationship between the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and its primary recipients (the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas). The ISTEA allows State transportation agencies to exempt themselves from FHWA involvement in and oversight of significant aspects of project development, contract award, and construction. The increase in funding made available by the ISTEA is expected to result in 600,000 jobs--in State transportation agencies, with Motor Carrier Safety program grant recipients and subrecipient agencies, and in the work forces of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, vendors, and consultants. As recipients of Federal funds, the States and other recipients, subrecipients, and contractors have Civil Rights responsibilities under a variety of statutes which can be broadly categorized in Nondiscrimination Programs, Equal Opportunity Programs, and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs. This brochure provides a summary of the Civil Rights programs and highlights some of the most significant Civil Rights implications of the ISTEA.
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- Publication Date: 1992
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Brochures; Civil rights; Discrimination; Employment
- Identifier Terms: Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991
- Old TRIS Terms: Equal employment opportunity programs; Equal opportunity programs; Nondiscrimination programs
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00626800
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CR-92-004
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 11 1993 12:00AM