The Federal Surface Transportation Program
depends on multiyear authorization acts.
USDOT proposed in SAFETEA with few changes:
TE: No direct changes; stable funding.
Byways: Funding to $31.5 million; minor changes to strengthen byways marketing.
RTP: Funding to $60 million; strengthen role of the State RTP committee; clarify eligibility; simplify Federal share; allow preapproval planning and environmental costs; exempt from some highway program requirements.