Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
“This is a good, bipartisan bill that will create jobs, strengthen our transportation system and grow our economy. It builds on our aggressive safety efforts, including our fight against distracted driving and our push to improve transit and motor carrier safety. The bill also provides states and communities with two years of steady funding to build the roads, bridges and transit systems they need. We look forward to working with Congress, states and local communities to put this bill to work quickly and effectively.”
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). MAP-21 provides needed funds and represents a milestone for the U.S. economy:
- The first multi-year transportation authorization enacted since 2005
- Funds surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014
- Transforms the framework for investments to guide the growth and development of the country’s vital transportation infrastructure.
This website contains information on implementation of MAP-21 at the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Department has focused on making progress on transportation options for the past three years. We will continue to work closely with stakeholders to ensure that local communities are able to build multimodal, sustainable projects ranging from passenger rail and transit to bicycle and pedestrian paths.
For information on implementation of specific titles of MAP-21, including program information and guidance for grantees, visit:
- Federal Highway Administration
- Federal Transit Administration
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Enrolled Bill (the bill as presented to the President for signature) H.R. 4348
- From the Fast Lane Blog
- Secretary LaHood's Remarks on Map-21
- White House blog post
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May 15, 2013
May 10, 2013
FMCSA announced today a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to allow State and Federal enforcement officials to easily share and view the most current and accurate information about a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver's medical certification status. The proposed rule would require certified medical examiners (MEs) performing physical examinations on drivers of CMVs to use a newly developed Medical Examination Report (MER) form, and to use a new form for the medical examiner's certificate (MEC). In addition, the Certified Medical Examiners would be required to report results of all completed commercial drivers' physical examinations (including the results of examinations where the driver was found not to be qualified) to FMCSA by close of business on the day of the examination using the new form. The FMCSA would make the MEC information for interstate commercial driver's license (CDL) holders available to the State driver licensing agencies as part of the integration of the medical certification and CDL issuance and renewal process. This NPRM is a follow-on rule to the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners published on April 20, 2012 and the Medical Certification Requirements as part of the CDL rule published on December 1, 2008. Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted by July 9, 2013. For more information, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.