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Performance Measures


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Safety | Security
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Infrastructure | Resiliency
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Mobility | Reliability
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Economy | Tourism
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Environment | Conservation
Equity | Livability
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Technology | Autonomy
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Project Delivery

Recent Federal Legislation

In 2012, Congress passed the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which changes the way communities must document the allocation and use of federal funds. This direction was further refined in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), and again in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) or “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” (BIL).

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. 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 is a milestone for the U.S. economy and the nation’s surface transportation systems. It has transformed the policy and administrative framework for investments to guide the system’s growth and development. MAP-21 creates a streamlined, performance-based surface transportation program that builds on many of the highway, transit, bike, and pedestrian programs and policies established in 1991.

Additional information related to MAP-21 is available on the Federal Highway Administration website at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act 

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorized $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highways, motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and programs for statistics, technology, and research. The FAST Act maintains our focus on safety, keeps intact the established structure of the various highway-related programs we manage, continues efforts to streamline project delivery and (for the first time) provides a dedicated source of federal dollars for freight projects. With the enactment of the FAST Act, states and local governments are now moving forward on critical transportation projects with the confidence that they will have a federal partner for the long term.

Additional information related to FAST Act is available on the Federal Highway Administration website at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/fastact/.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) or “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” (BIL)

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) into law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and economy in our Nation’s history. It provides $550 billion over fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new Federal investment in infrastructure, including in roads, bridges, and mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband. The funding is authorized through a combination of existing and new formula and competitive discretionary programs.

Additional information related to IIJA/BIL is available on the Federal Highway Administration website at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/

FHWA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Fact Sheets link: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bipartisan-infrastructure-law/fact_sheets.cfm