Definitions for "Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act"
Keywords:  istea, highway, enacted, tea, transit
Signed into law on December 18, 1991, it provided authorizations of highways, highway safety,and mass transportation for a six-year period. The purpose of the act is to develop a National Intermodal Transportation System that is economically efficient, environmentally sound, provides the foundation for the Nation to compete in the global economy, and will move people and goods in an efficient manner. Replaced in 1998 by TEA-21.
Federal law passed in 1991, provides state and local transportation planners and decision-makers with the flexibility to fund transportation projects, which best meet locally determined goals and objectives for mobility, economic opportunity, and air quality. In addition, ISTEA allows for the flexible use, with some restrictions, of selected traditional Federal Highway and Transit funding sources. In 1998 a new Federal Transportation Act, TEA-21, was passed which succeeds ISTEA.
The Federal authorizing legislation for transportation enacted into law in 1991.