In March 2014, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) published two interrelated Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) in the Federal Register as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The Safety Performance Measures NPRM proposes safety performance measures and State DOT and MPO requirements for establishing and reporting specific annual targets for fatalities and serious injuries. The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) NPRM updates the existing HSIP requirements under 23 CFR Part 924 and proposes a subset of the model inventory of roadway elements for all public roads, the Strategic Highway Safety Plan update cycle, and other revisions to implement MAP-21 provisions, as well as clarifying existing regulatory language.. The public is encouraged to review both NPRMs and submit comments to each docket.
On June 2, 2014, USDOT published a third related NPRM to propose updated planning regulations as required by MAP-21. The NPRM proposes revisions to the regulations governing the development of metropolitan transportation plans and programs for urbanized areas, State transportation plans and programs, and the congestion management process.
A second set of performance-related NPRMs will focus on pavement, bridges, and asset management; a third will focus on congestion, emissions, system performance, freight, and public transportation.
Collectively, these rules advance the vision of Congress to transform federal-aid transportation programs to provide more efficient investments by:
USDOT encourages the public to review each of the proposed rules as they become available in the Federal Register and to submit comments to the docket for each rule.