The 1999 C&P report is the fourth in a series of combined biennial documents prepared by the Department of Transportation which satisfy requirements for reports to Congress on the condition, performance, and future capital investment requirements of the Nation's highway and transit systems. This report incorporates highway and bridge information required in 1999 by Section 502(g) of Title 23 United States Code (U.S.C.), as well as transit system information required in 2000 by Section 308(e) of Title 49 U.S.C. This edition also includes the results of a study on Interstate Needs required by Section 1107(c) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).
23 U.S.C. 502(g) Infrastructure Investment Needs Report
(1) In general.--Not later than January 31, 1999, and January 31 of every second year thereafter, the Secretary shall report to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives on--
(A) estimates of the future highway and bridge needs of the United States; and
(B) the backlog of current highway and bridge needs.
(2) Comparison with prior reports.--Each report under paragraph (1) shall provide the means, including all necessary information, to relate and compare the conditions and service measures used in the 3 biannual reports published prior to the date of enactment of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.
49 U.S.C. 308(e)
(1) The Secretary shall submit a report to Congress in March 1998, and in March of each even-numbered year thereafter, a report of estimates by the Secretary on the current performance and condition of public mass transportation systems with recommendations for necessary administrative or legislative changes.
(2) In reporting to Congress under this subsection, the Secretary shall prepare a complete assessment of public transportation facilities in the United States. The Secretary also shall assess future needs for those facilities and estimate future capital requirements and operation and maintenance requirements for one-year, 5-year, and 10-year periods at specified levels of service.
P.L. 105-178, section 1107(c) Interstate Needs.--
(1) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct, in cooperation with States and affected metropolitan planning organizations, a study to determine--
(A) the expected condition of the Interstate System over the next 10 years and the needs of States and metropolitan planning organizations to reconstruct and improve the Interstate System;
(B) the resources necessary to maintain and improve the Interstate system; and
(C) the means to ensure that the Nation's surface transportation program can--
(i) address the needs identified in subparagraph (A); and
(ii) allow for States to address any extraordinary needs.
(2) Report.--Not later than January 1, 2000, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a report on the results of the study.