THE FEDERAL-STATE RELATIONSHIP IN THE FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAM

The "traditional relationship" between the Federal government and the States in the Federal-Aid Highway program is defined and the nature of the relationship is examined in the light of (1) judicial interpretation, (2) legislative interpretation, (3) and the applicable and controlling provisions of the Federal and State Constitutions. State assent and cooperation statutes which may be of a broad or general nature are discussed. These statutes are analyzed under the following categories: general assent statutes; statutes granting authority to the governor or state highway department to enter into contracts with the Federal government for the purpose of implementing federal-aid highway programs; statutues that call for State-Federal cooperation generally in federal-aid highway projects; statutes allowing for the acceptance of federal funds generally; state constitutional provisions relating to federal-aid highway programs in a general way; statutes implementing specific federal-aid highway acts.

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  • Accession Number: 00178363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM