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FAST ACT Section 1421

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act, or the "FAST Act”. Section 1421 of the FAST Act provides for the following:

"SEC. 1421. PRODUCTIVE AND TIMELY EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop guidance that encourages the use of programmatic approaches to project delivery, expedited and prudent procurement techniques, and other best practices to facilitate productive, effective, and timely expenditure of funds for projects eligible for funding under title 23, United States Code.

(b) IMPLEMENTATION.-The Secretary shall work with States to ensure that any guidance developed under subsection (a) is consistently implemented by States and the Federal Highway Administration to-

(1) avoid unnecessary delays in completing projects;

(2) minimize cost overruns; and

(3) ensure the effective use of Federal funding.

This web page was developed in conjunction with an August 30, 2016 Federal Register Notice and Request for Comments (.pdf).

The following list was developed for illustrative purposes to provide examples of programmatic approaches or programmatic agreements currently in use by FHWA. The list is not all inclusive.

Guidance Concerning Programmatic Approaches

Infrastructure

Planning, Environment and Realty

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Updated: 06/27/2017
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