Resolution of the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO)

MAP-21 Reauthorization

WHEREAS, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act ("MAP-21") was enacted (Public Law No:112-141) on July 6, 2012 advancing several significant policy directions, but only extending federal highway and transit funding through federal fiscal year 2014; and

WHEREAS, MAP-21 consolidates the number of federal funding programs by two-thirds and increases state flexibility; and

WHEREAS, MAP-21 places a much needed policy emphasis on accelerating project delivery; and

WHEREAS, MAP-21 focuses on key performance outcomes, such as reducing fatalities, improving road and bridge conditions, reducing congestion, increasing system reliability, and improving freight movement and economic vitality; and

WHEREAS, significant federal rulemaking is underway to be followed by performance target setting by the states and metropolitan planning organizations and initial performance reporting.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the SASHTO states recommend that the MAP-21 program structure and performance-based approach to decision-making be given sufficient time to achieve an effective implementation of MAP-21.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the SASHTO Board of Directors urges Congress to reauthorize MAP-21 for at least four years with increased funding while ensuring that states have maximum flexibility to effectively address their unique mobility and access needs.

Approved by the SASHTO Board of Directors
on August 26, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana