Section 1047 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) directed that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation establish a National Scenic Byways Advisory Committee to assist him in developing a national scenic byways program. The Secretary appointed a 17-member committee including representatives of Federal agencies, local and State governments, and related interest groups. The Committee established several principles to govern its deliberations, namely (1) to aim for consensus, but where consensus was lacking, to record and to report majority and minority opinions by actual vote, (2) to seek and value the participation of all its members, (3) to hold every member equally responsible for making realistic and implementable recommendations, and (4) to focus its greater attention on policy-related rather than detailed technical issues. Of the 147 recommendations contained in this report, seven were resolved by votes of the Committee. A summary of these votes is found in Appendix A. Each member of the Advisory Committee was offered the opportunity to provide an individual supplementary statement. Three members provided statements and these are found in Appendix B. The report includes an Executive Summary and four sections: (I) Introduction; (II) National Scenic Byways Program Recommendations; (III) Other Recommendations; and (IV) Implementation Suggestions. Section II, the Committee's recommendations, is organized as follows: (A) Program Purposes and Structure; (B) National Scenic Byways; (C) All-American Roads; (D) Nomination Process; (E) Designation Process; (F) Designation Criteria; (G) Corridor Management Plans; (H) Funding; (I) De-Designation Procedures; (J) Signs; and (K) Design Standards and Safety.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Environment and Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PD-93-053
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1994 12:00AM