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Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)

Fact Sheets on Highway Provisions


Program Purpose

In order to This program requires the Secretary to establish standards for designating certain facilities near the Interstate System offering services to travelers as "Interstate Oases."

Statutory References

SAFETEA-LU Section: 1310

Program Features

This provision requires the Secretary, within 180 days of enactment of SAFETEA-LU, and after consultation, to establish standards for designating a facility as an "Interstate Oasis". In order to be eligible for designation the facility must, at a minimum:

  • offer products and services to the public
  • provide 24-hour access to restroom
  • have parking for heavy trucks and automobiles.

In establishing the standards, facility appearance and proximity to the Interstate System are to be considered.

The Secretary is also required to design a logo for these facilities.

If a State decides to participate in the Interstate Oasis Program program, facilities meeting the standards established by the Secretary are eligible for designation.

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