Basic Federal-aid Requirements 1. The Federal-aid Highway Program is a Federal-State Partnership. 2. States initiate all projects and decide where to use Federal-aid. 3. The Federal-aid Highway Program is a reimbursement program. 4. FHWA must authorize projects in advance. 5. All Federal-aid Projects must be in an approved STIP. 6. All Federal Actions must be covered by an appropriate NEPA Documentation. 7. Federal-aid projects must be competitively bid. 8. Required Contract Provisions apply to all Federal-aid Projects. 9. States or Local Agencies must maintain all improvements constructed with Federal-aid. 10. A Federal-aid Highway is defined as any road functionally classified above a Rural Minor Collector or Local Road.
FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATIONS OVERSIGHT OF FEDERAL-AID AND RECOVERY ACT PROJECTS ADMINISTERED BY LOCAL PUBLIC AGENCIES NEEDS STRENGTHENING Federal Highway Administration Report Number: MH-2011-146 Date Issued: July 15, 2011 http://www.oig.dot.gov/ http://www.oig.dot.gov/ http://www.oig.dot.gov/
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Transportation Spending Is the Right Stimulus By ED RENDELL And SCOTT SMITHED RENDELLSCOTT SMITH http://online.wsj.com/article_email/ http://online.wsj.com/article_email/ http://online.wsj.com/article_email/
JOB Act SENATE Two years, $109 billion Expands funding of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act to $1 billion a year. Consolidates highway programs. Includes changes to speed up approval for project funding HOUSE Six years, $230 billion Increases Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act funding to $1 billion a year Consolidates highway programs. Cuts operating subsidy for Amtrak by 25% in 2012 and 2013 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904070604576516662238918694.html