(a) Developing safety strategies using a data-driven, systematic approach to address safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians from engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services perspectives and coordinating with FMCSA and NHTSA as appropriate.
(b) Planning, in cooperation with the States, the national highway system.
(c) Improving, in cooperation with the States (via the provision of grants), roads on the Federal-aid primary, secondary, and interstate highway systems and urban extensions thereof, to increase the percentage of highways in good condition.
(d) Identifying and deploying innovation aimed at shortening project delivery, enhancing the safety of our roadways, and protecting the environment.
(e) Surveying and constructing forest highway system roads, defense highways and access roads, and parkways and roads in national parks and other federally-administered areas.
(f) Developing and administering uniform State standards for highway safety programs with respect to identification and surveillance of accident locations; highway design, construction, and maintenance, including context sensitive solutions, highway-related aspects of pedestrian safety, and traffic control devices.
(g) Administering the Department's Highway Bridge Program to ensure the Nation has safe, well-maintained bridges for use by the traveling public.
(h) In coordination with NHTSA, RITA, and FMCSA, conducting vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure research.
(i) Managing TIFIA funds, 23 U.S.C. 601-609, in conjunction with the TIFIA Joint Program Office, including managing accounting and budgeting activities, and procuring any necessary financial or technical support services for the TIFIA program.
(j) Maximizing the positive impacts on the U.S. economy by encouraging domestic manufacturing on highway projects through the enforcement of Buy America provisions.
Title 49 published on 2013-10-01
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