State highway departments and transportation agencies have a continuing need to keep abreast of operating practices and legal elements of specific problems in highway law. This report is a new paper, which continues NCHRP's policy of keeping departments up-to-date on laws that will affect their operations. This paper will be published in a future addendum to "Selected Studies in Highway Law" (SSHL). This report should give state officials, particularly legislators, highway administrators, attorneys, planners, and financial officials, a better understanding of the federal-state relationship, how federalism has changed over the years, and how federalism and the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) affect their respective highway programs. The report is organized as follows: Historical Perspective; Federalism Under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act; Federalism Issues in the Implementation of ISTEA; Endnotes; and a Selected Research Bibliography.

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  • Publication Date: 1995-2


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00716801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1996 12:00AM