October 31, 2012

We know that MAP-21 is a just few months old and we are constantly receiving questions on what that means to our infrastructure clients.  So we did a little research and found this overview.

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 (FY) 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.

MAP-21 creates a  streamlined, performance-based, and multimodal program to address the many  challenges facing the U.S. transportation system.  These challenges include improving safety, maintaining  infrastructure condition, reducing traffic congestion, improving efficiency of  the system and freight movement, protecting the environment, and reducing  delays in project delivery.

MAP-21 builds on  and refines many of the highway, transit, bike, and pedestrian programs and policies  established in 1991. This summary reviews the policies and programs  administered by the Federal Highway Administration. The Department will  continue to make progress on transportation options, which it has focused on in  the past three years, working closely with stakeholders to ensure that local  communities are able to build multimodal, sustainable projects ranging from  passenger rail and transit to bicycle and pedestrian paths.  Read more.

Read the full page for more informtion and contact us and ask us how we can help you make any changes to your design process to win more bids and stay ahead.