Called the "Transportation Experimentation Act for the 21st Century", the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century(TEA-21) is a program designed to grant states considerable flexibility in shaping the future of transportation. One of the overriding themes of TEA-21 is that we can think our way toward a better transportation future as much as build our way to it. Experimentation in new approaches to transportation policy, from funding, building and managing systems to better transportation and land use planning, have begun at state and local levels. Some of the experiments include new ways to raise funds for high-priority projects, implementing more sensible, design-build contracts, renewing interest in intelligent transportation systems, encouraging more action in the whole area of congestion pricing and taking long hard looks at transportation and land use issues. While TEA-21 does encourage innovative approaches to old problems, the question of whether the experimentation aspect of TEA-21 will be vigorous enough to get a jump on the balooning transportation needs and issues of the future remains.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated

    1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1300
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Walters, J
  • Publication Date: 1999-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 32-36
  • Serial:
    • Governing
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0894-3842

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00778811
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1999 12:00AM