PASSAGE TO THE FUTURE: THE TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BECOMES LAW

In addition to providing an overall 40% increase in federal aid for highways, transit, and highway safety, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) institutes a new budget mechanism to guarantee that highway user fees are spent for transportation purposes. While maintaining many of the basic principles of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, TEA-21 also contains provisions to improve project planning and development and spur innovative financing. In this article, the officers of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) who have led the Association's efforts to shape the nation's transportation program share their perspective on the achievement of this long-sought goal and its potential impacts on state transportation programs. They include Wayne Shackelford, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT), 1994-1995 AASHTO President; William G. Burnett, Project Development Director at J.D. Abrams, Incorporated, 1995-1996 AASHTO President; Darrel Rensink, Director of the Iowa DOT, 1996-1997 AASHTO President; David L. Winstead, Secretary of Transportation of the Maryland DOT, 1997-1998 AASHTO President; Dan Flowers, Director of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, 1997-1998 AASHTO Vice President; and Francis B. Francois, AASHTO Executive Director.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 4-6
  • Serial:
    • AASHTO Quarterly Magazine
    • Volume: 77
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    • ISSN: 0147-4820

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00764927
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 1999 12:00AM