This article discusses the varied responses to the passage of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), with particular attention paid to the amount of time it took to draft the bill, how states have proceeded with transportation projects despite sparse funding, and the overall response to the bill by the transportation community. Also included is a description of the various allotments each state was given by the bill, as well as earmarks for specific projects. Specifically, the article tells of the two year delay from Congress for the $286.5 billion piece of legislation and their multiple stop-gap measures. It also discusses how states have used their own funds for projects with the expectation to repay themselves when federal money has arrived. In addition, the article briefly touches on the much debated issue of "donor/donee" states as they contribute to the overall allotment of federal funding. For example, states such as Texas and California provide more money in fuel tax than they receive, while states such as Pennsylvania and New York receive more than they contribute.

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  • Authors:
    • Ichniowski, T
    • Cho, A
    • Hampton, T
    • Illia, T
    • Long, J T
    • Powers, E M
  • Publication Date: 2005-8-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-12
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 255
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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  • Accession Number: 01005460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:45PM