ADAM'S PROPOSAL FOR NEW SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION TO COMBINE FHWA AND UMTA

US Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams proposed the establishment of a new Surface Transportation Administration to be created by the consolidation of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) into a single agency. The comprehensive proposal, as presented by the DOT Secretary, offers a number of persuasive points in support of the unification of the two administrative functions. Particular stress was laid on a more efficient and effective administration of both public transportation and highway programs, as well as the need for making access to the two governmental units at the state and local levels easier throughout the United States. Although no organized or extremely vocal opposition to the proposal has become apparent as yet, Washington sources indicate that some may arise in the areas of possible intermingling of highway and transit funds, dangers of exceeding existing budgets and other matters involving appropriations. The article discusses the proposal, how the agency would be organized and how it would operate.

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  • Accession Number: 00195262
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM