TEA-21: Something for Everyone

by Elizabeth Clarke, Manager of Legislative Affairs; ASCE, Washington, DC,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 10, Pg. 52-55

Document Type: Feature article


The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) is the largest public works legislation in U.S. history, providing significant funding increases for virtually every form of transportation. With transportation funding increases exceeding 40% over the next six years, the design and construction industry stands to greatly benefit from this massive deluge of transportation spending. This article summarizes the main provisions of TEA-21, which is bound to have something for everyone.

Subject Headings: Financing | Legislation | History | Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) | Construction management | Construction industry

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