On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law, P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). This law authorizes the federal surface transportation policy and programs for two years, at a total of $105 billion. MAP-21 expedites project delivery, establishes policies to improve freight movement, enhances innovative financing options and consolidates a number of highway programs across the federal highway, transit and safety programs. MAP-21 takes effect on October 1, 2012, with a three month extension of current law and expires on September 30, 2014.
Click on the links below for more information about MAP-21.
Letters to Congress
NARC Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Conference Committee letter.
NARC statement on passage of MAP-21.
Chairman Boxer (D-CA) statement on H.J. Res. 117, the six-month continuing resolution’s implications for transportation funding, authorized under MAP-21.
H.R. 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (P.L. 112-141)
U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democratic Staff Summary
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Summary of MAP-21 Revenue Provisions
FHWA released the apportionment tables, as authorized by MAP-21, effective 1/9/13.
US DOT created a consolidated MAP-21 Webpage
FHWA’s summary of the highway provisions
NARCs summaries of H.R. 4348, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century.
- Metropolitan and Statewide Planning
- All sections important to NARC members
- A PowerPoint presentation of MAP-21
The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) has prepared a helpful chart assigning deadlines for the various performance measures in the law.
A summary of the changes in the Transportation Alternatives program, as prepared by the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse.
The National League of Cities summary of MAP-21
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) created a powerpoint presentation to explain MAP-21 from the State DOT perspective.
MAP-21 Webinars (upcoming)
The US Federal Highway Administration created a webpage to consolidate information on upcoming FHWA sponsored MAP-21 webinars. Click HERE to access that webpage.
On September 25, 2012, U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration released their preliminary MAP-21 guidance for implementation of the new law. Additionally, they released documents that are intended to serve as Q&A’s on various topics. The links below will direct you to the appropriate page.
NARC recently joined a diverse group of freight stakeholders to request that US DOT fully implement the new MAP-21 freight provisions.