TEA-21 - Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century
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TEA-21 ONE-DOT Conferences
The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold the third outreach session on the two new programs established by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) -- the National Corridor Planning and Development Program and the Coordinated Border Infrastructure Program. A one-day sessions will be held in Houston, TX on October 8, 1998.
The two discretionary programs are supported with a single funding source of $140 million annually, FY 1999 - 2003. The Federal share for eligible activities is 80 percent. Under the corridor program, funds are available to States and metropolitan planning organizations for coordinated planning, design, and construction of high priority corridors and other significant corridors selected by the Secretary. Under the border program, funds are available to border States and MPOs for projects to improve the safe movement of people and goods at or across the United States' borders with Canada and Mexico. Up to $10 million may be transferred to the General Services Administration for law enforcement infrastructure.
The Federal Highway Administration has lead responsibility for the programs within DOT. The FHWA plans to solicit candidates for FY 1999 funding this fall and make selections in early 1999. The outreach sessions will provide an opportunity for members of the transportation community to offer suggestions on program implementation before FHWA issues guidelines on these two new programs.
The two ONE-DOT Conferences are part of a series of outreach sessions DOT is holding around the county on the implementation of TEA-21.
Individuals who want to provide written comments on the corridor and border programs, should mail them to:Walter Finch
Houston, TX (Holiday Inn Select on U.S. 59 South at Kirby) --October 8, 1998 co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Transportation
Time: 8:30 - 5:00 pm
Washington: Rob Draper, -- 202/366-4649
Federal Highway Administration
Texas: Dan Reagan -- 512/916-5511
Federal Highway Administration
Tonia Ramirez -- 512 /463-9957
Texas Department of Transportation
This is one of a series of outreach sessions the U.S. Department of Transportation is holding around the country on the implementation of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). In the morning, there will be an overview session on the corridor and border programs, and a session on corridor issues. In the afternoon, there will be a session on border issues and a session on implementation issues.
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Introduction & Welcome
10:15 am break
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Implementation Comments, Issues and Questions
Mr. Horsley will serve as moderator with panel of US DOT representatives. Participants will make statements or pose questions from the floor. Panel members will mostly listen, pose clarifying questions, and occasionally offer clarifying observations on legislation and programs. Open microphone will be provided.
5:00 pm Adjourn