Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Task 41-02. Effective Delivery of Small-Scale Federal Aid Requirements

Many federally-funded transportation programs provide funds for small-scale projects that are administered by local governments. Relatively small projects need to comply with the same requirements as large highway projects. There is no provision that modifies the requirements based on the scale or scope of a project. In the case of small projects, a disproportionate amount of resources may have to be spent on administration to implement the projects. For example, many agencies rarely fund a project that is under $100,000 under the Transportation Enhancement program since it would be too small to justify the cost of implementing all of the requirements it would be burdened by. According to the creating legislation (Section 1807 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users), projects funded under the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NMTPP), must also follow the requirements of a project on the federal aid system. This is also the case with the relatively new Safe Routes to School program. Many Safe Routes to School infrastructure projects fall under the $100,000 for projects such as filling in missing sidewalk segments, installing a bridge or improve pedestrian crossing areas. Other FHWA programs, like the Recreational Trails Program, do not have to comply with the same level of requirements.

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Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22389

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464174
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:37PM