TEA21Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
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"States are already funding one-call centers and there is federal grant money authorized by TEA21, which maybe this new group could get some of," Sweatt adds.
"Both LLEBG and TEA21 are vital to ongoing programs in Grand Rapids.
"We may suffer somewhat because of reductions in the COPS program and the TEA21 funding reductions," said James Whitaker, mayor of North Platte, Neb.
Unfortunately, neither TEA21 nor the transportation appropriations acts for fiscal years 1998 and 1999 provided any funds to complete the implementation program.
With the passage of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21-Century Act (TEA21), an amazing transition began to take place.
Enacted by Congress in 1998, the new TEA21 (Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century) requires each metropolitan planning organization to list and publish, each year, all its projects receiving federal transportation assistance--$217 billion over six years.
Changing the formula distribution for transit would change the formula grant program in TEA21 which was agreed to by the Senate during the TEA-21 debate.
A second major change in TEA21 is the change in definition of passenger carriers from 16 or more passengers to more than eight passengers.
TEA-21 has continued the direct decisionmaking role that local governments have in determining TEA21 projects and allowed programs to be flexible for local needs."