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MAP-21 Policy Resolutions Approved

AASHTO, a non-profit association representing highway and transportation departments in all 50 states, has announced the approval of resolutions to MAP-21.

During the annual meeting in Denver, Colo. (Oct. 2013) the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Board of Directors met and approved several resolutions regarding the surface transportation bill, MAP-21.

For a complete list of resolutions please click here.

AASHTO supports the following MAP-21 reauthorization core principles:

• Continue a vibrant and stable funding role in investing in, maintaining, and operating an integrated and multimodal national surface transportation system.

• Support the roles and responsibilities of states, transit agencies, and local governments--the owners, managers, and operators of the nation's highway and transit systems.

• Maintain the core principle of a federally assisted, state administered highway program and extend this principle to the transit program and its owners and operators.

• Maintain at least the current share of total highway program funding in MAP-21 provided to states via apportioned core programs by continuing the current prohibition on earmarks.

• Preserve the fundamental program and policy reforms in MAP-21 and support additional opportunities to streamline and simplify the federal surface transportation programs.

• Coalesce around practical funding options, including any user-fee based revenue options, to sustain federal highway, highway safety, and transit program funding and to supplement revenues from existing sources.

• Protect and further expand policies that support flexible use of conventional and innovative funding and financing tools.

• Provide dedicated funding, funding guarantees, and budgetary firewalls for all modes.

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