Making the Most of MAP-21
Transportation for America
In summer of 2012 Congress adopted an update to the federal transportation program known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st century, or MAP-21. While it stopped short of providing more robust funding or a sweeping vision for infrastructure the 21st century, MAP-21 makes significant changes to federal transportation policy that are critical to understand.
This handbook, from Transportation for America, attempts to explain the many changes — positive and negative — between the new transportation program MAP-21 and its predecessor SAFETEA-LU. Of note for those working on active transportation, MAP-21’s Transportation Alternatives program consolidates the previous Transportation Enhancements, Safe Routes to Schools and Recreational Trails programs while reducing the funding for these types of projects by a third.
The handbooks explains:
- Funding changes and how they affect projects
- New performance measures
- How to shape plans and projects in your community
- Tools and financing
- And more