, Congress funded the research with more than $14.25 million between 1991 and 1997.
And as TEA-21 faces reauthorization, many of the states worry that budget constraints caused by a weakened ecomony may limit the money once available under ISTEA
Mineta, a former mayor of San Jose, Calif., was explicit in stating that, "We must preserve all of the strong elements of ISTEA
and TEA 21."
The centerpiece of planning reforms in ISTEA
and TEA-21 was the "increased" authority given to metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).
Due to the statutory requirements of ISTEA
, public meetings and hearings are most often cited.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Formerly called the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA
), the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century (TEA 21) has been signed into law.
* Reauthorization of ISTEA
(transportation funding law).
The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA
) became law in December 1991.
The bill, which is known as the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA
), represents the federal government's prime commitment to highways and transit and, at $175 billion over six years, is one of its largest programs overall.
The answer is a bureaucratic mouthful: the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA
, pronounced "ice tea").
In 1991, an omnibus transportation law called the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, or ISTEA
(pronounced "ice tea"), authorized a research effort into automated highways and mandated a demonstration of feasible technologies by 1997.
There are steps forward (legislation to clean air and water and preserve species habitat) and backward (increased highway speed, decreased gas mileage, bigger cars), forward (cleaner cars) and backward (more of them), forward (rise of the conservation and historic preservation movements) and backward (the ascendancy of suburban drivers to the majority), forward (swelling pedestrian advocacy movement) and backward (more total vehicle miles traveled each year), forward (1991 ISTEA--Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act--legislation, a first step from road-only to mobility balance) and backward (the 1997 uphill struggle to maintain ISTEA