MAP 21 Impacts for Local Governments

Well, there is good news and bad news: “Specific SAFETEA-LU programs affecting local governments are now largely gone, including the High Risk Rural Road Program, the Safe Routes to Schools Program, the Recreational Trails and Scenic Byways Programs, and the Transportation Enhancements Program. MAP-21 transforms those into eligible activities within the existing Highway Safety Improvement Program and a new Transportation Alternatives category. While MAP-21 requires states to spend at least 2 percent of their federal highway funds on Transportation Alternatives, the total is about $300 million less per year than the total for those programs under SAFETEA-LU.”

American City and County Magazine has covered the issue very well.  Please see the article below:  http://americancityandcounty.com/roadways/funding-highways-ready-roll?goback=%2Egde_2919968_member_147216360

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