This statement serves as basic policy guideance for the program planning, research, development, implementation, and management functions which are the responsibilities of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). It expresses broad policy considerations which underlie the actions taken by those charged with carrying out highway programs in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. The policy making process involves two fundemental problems; the question of the appropriate Federal role in improving the National's highway transportation systems; and the scope of national highway transportation policy. Providing a basis for the formation of policy are certain national transportation principles. These include mobility, intergovernmental cooperation, economic development, safety, energy, environmental quality, and civil rights. Any of these policies, of course, must complement those of other transportation modes. Therefore this statement is in agreement with that developed by the Secretary of Transportation and other related Federal agencies. Section Two of this statement, Policy Statements, sets forth the policies of the FHWA which directly affect the manner in which national highway transportation programs are administered. Since policy must be modified to reflect changes in society's needs and objectives, the FHWA periodically updates its policies. Section three of this statement, Policy Directions, considers policy changes that will confront the agency in the near future.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM