On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. MAP-21 represents a milestone for the U.S. economy – it provides needed funds and, more importantly, it transforms the policy and programmatic framework for investments to guide the growth and development of the country’s vital transportation infrastructure.
To help transportation officials and the public better understand the bill, FHWA has recently launched MAP-21 summary websites. The FTA MAP-21 portal provides an overview of the transit elements of the bill while the FHWA site focuses on highways. Visit today for more information on the programs, policies and requirements of the federal surface transportation planning process.