Implications of ISTEA on the Implementation of APMs

by Murthy V. A. Bondada, Gannett Fleming Inc, Harrisburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Automated People Movers IV


The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991, approved 372-47 in the House and 79-8 in the Senate, is a landmark legislation in the area of transportation. Through this Act, Congress has authorized federal aid to highway and transit programs through fiscal year 1997. Whether the actual monies authorized in the Act become available or not, the Act demonstrates, for the first time, a recognition of the importance of thinking of transportation as a system, with the implementation of the National Intermodal Transportation System (NITS). Congress emphasized this recognition by giving public transportation a respectable place in the Act and in the total transportation system.

Subject Headings: Residential buildings | Highways and roads | Public transportation | Legislation | Automation | People movers | Automated transit systems | Federal government

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