Transportation Related Legislation
Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
The following materials are provided to educate tribal transportation program personnel and their tribal leaders about the potential impacts of this legislation on tribal transportation funding. For more information about next steps, please contact NCAI or Mr. Jim Glaze of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry.
- Senate EPW Committee Approves Two-Year Highway Reauthorization Bill “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (“MAP-21”); Bill Overhauls IRR Program and Funding Formula - Memorandum 122-11 Prepared by Law Offices
of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP
- Executive Summary of the Memo regarding MAP-21
- Tribal Transportation in the Next Highway Bill – A Reality Check Moving Forward or Left Behind? - A Powerpoint presentation made by James Glaze, of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry, LLP at the National Tribal Transportation Conference, November 15, 2011, Nashville, TN
- DRAFT Senate EPW Committee Transportation Bill - A BILL To reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes. [Note this document is 600 pages in length.]
- Estimate of Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) Allocations Under MAP-21 Funding Formula (FY 2013)
*NEW* Pending California and Federal Legislation
*NEW* Federal Register -- Worker Visability
Federal Register--Indian Reservation Bridge Program NPRM
Federally Mandated Worker Visibility Regulation Summary
The Federal Highway Administration has enacted a worker visibility
regulation (Part 634; Title 23; Code of Federal Regulations) to decrease
the likelihood of worker fatalities or injuries from motor vehicles
while working within a right-of-way on Federal-aid-highways. This rule,
issued on November 18, 2006, will not become mandatory until November
24, 2008. The compliance period is to provide agencies, incident
responders, and contractor's sufficient time to purchase garments that
comply with the new standards.
The new regulation requires the wearing of high-visibility ANSI Class 2
or Class 3 safety garments by workers performing tasks within the
right-of-way on Federal-aid-highways. A worker is defined as those
people on foot whose duties place them within the right-of-way of a
Federal-aid highway, such as highway construction and maintenance
forces, survey crews, utility crews, responders to incidents, and law
enforcement personnel when directing traffic, investigating crashes, and
handling lane closures, obstructed roadways, and disasters.
Adopt-A-Highway workers, mowing crews, gardeners, etc. all will have to
wear the high-visibility clothing to be in compliance with the new rule.
The only exception will be law enforcement personnel during manhunts,
traffic stops and searches.
A Federal grant is available to help agencies purchase the required
safety clothing; it is the State and Community Highway Safety Grant
Program, Section 402, Chapter 4 of Title 23. For details see:
Section 402 SAFETEA-LU Fact Sheet
For Part 634; Title 23; Code of Federal Regulations see:
For Federal Functional Classification Maps of urban and rural roads in
Iowa see below. Federal-aid routes are shown as collectors and above,
and for rural areas they are shown as major collectors and above.
Office of System Planning Federal Functional Classification Maps - Urban and Rural