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Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act or "FAST Act"

Accelerating Project Delivery

Purpose

The FAST Act builds on the authorities and requirements in SAFETEA-LU, MAP-21 and efforts under FHWA’s Every Day Counts in an effort to accelerate the environmental review process for surface transportation projects by institutionalizing best practices and expediting complex infrastructure projects without undermining critical environmental laws or opportunities for public engagement.

Statutory citations

FAST Act §§ 1301-1318, 1415, 1432, 1439, 11502; 23 U.S.C. 138, 139, 168, 169, 330; 49 U.S.C. 304,

Provisions

New flexibilities

The FAST Act provides new flexibilities, including—

Refinements to earlier project delivery provisions

The FAST Act also refines existing project delivery provisions by—

New procedural requirements

The FAST Act adds new procedural requirements aimed at ensuring early collaboration and efficient environmental reviews, including—

Codification of earlier activities

The FAST Act directs certain activities that DOT has already undertaken on its own, including—

 

February 2016

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