23 U.S. Code § 203 - Federal lands transportation program
(a) Use of Funds.—
(1) In general.— Funds made available under the Federal lands transportation program shall be used by the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of the appropriate Federal land management agency to pay the costs of—
(A) program administration, transportation planning, research, preventive maintenance, engineering, rehabilitation, restoration, construction, and reconstruction of Federal lands transportation facilities, and—
(iv) environmental mitigation in or adjacent to Federal land open to the public—
(I) to improve public safety and reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity; and
(v) construction and reconstruction of roadside rest areas, including sanitary and water facilities;
(C) any transportation project eligible for assistance under this title that is on a public road within or adjacent to, or that provides access to, Federal lands open to the public; and
(2) Contract.— In connection with an activity described in paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Secretary of the appropriate Federal land management agency may enter into a contract or other appropriate agreement with respect to the activity with—
(3) Administration.— All appropriations for the construction and improvement of Federal lands transportation facilities shall be administered in conformity with regulations and agreements jointly approved by the Secretary and the Secretary of the appropriate Federal land managing agency.
(A) In general.— The cooperation of States, counties, or other local subdivisions may be accepted in construction and improvement.
(5) Competitive bidding.—
(A) In general.— Subject to subparagraph (B), construction of each project shall be performed by contract awarded by competitive bidding.
(b) Agency Program Distributions.—
(1) In general.— On October 1, 2011, and on October 1 of each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary shall allocate the sums authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year for the Federal lands transportation program on the basis of applications of need, as determined by the Secretary—
(A) Requirements.— Each application submitted by a Federal land management agency shall include proposed programs at various potential funding levels, as defined by the Secretary following collaborative discussions with applicable Federal land management agencies.
(B) Consideration by secretary.— In evaluating an application submitted under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall consider the extent to which the programs support—
(i) the transportation goals of—
(II) a reduction of bridge deficiencies,  and
(c) National Federal Lands Transportation Facility Inventory.—
(1) In general.— The Secretaries of the appropriate Federal land management agencies, in cooperation with the Secretary, shall maintain a comprehensive national inventory of public Federal lands transportation facilities.
(2) Transportation facilities included in the inventories.— To identify the Federal lands transportation system and determine the relative transportation needs among Federal land management agencies, the inventories shall include, at a minimum, facilities that—
(A) provide access to high-use Federal recreation sites or Federal economic generators, as determined by the Secretary in coordination with the respective Secretaries of the appropriate Federal land management agencies; and
(4) Updates.— The Secretaries of the appropriate Federal land management agencies shall update the inventories of the appropriate Federal land management agencies, as determined by the Secretary after collaborative discussions with the Secretaries of the appropriate Federal land management agencies.
(d) Bicycle Safety.— The Secretary of the appropriate Federal land management agency shall prohibit the use of bicycles on each federally owned road that has a speed limit of 30 miles per hour or greater and an adjacent paved path for use by bicycles within 100 yards of the road unless the Secretary determines that the bicycle level of service on that roadway is rated B or higher.
 So in original. The comma probably should be a semicolon.
Source(Added Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, § 1119(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 486.)
References in Text
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, referred to in subsec. (c)(5), is Pub. L. 91–190, Jan. 1, 1970, 83 Stat. 852, which is classified generally to chapter 55 (§ 4321 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 4321 of Title 42 and Tables.
A prior section 203,Pub. L. 85–767, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 906; Pub. L. 86–657, § 8(b),July 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 524; Pub. L. 87–866, § 7,Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1147; Pub. L. 94–280, title I, § 117(b),May 5, 1976, 90 Stat. 437; Pub. L. 97–424, title I, § 126(f),Jan. 6, 1983, 96 Stat. 2116; Pub. L. 102–240, title I, § 1032(f),Dec. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 1975; Pub. L. 105–178, title I, § 1115(c), (e)(3),June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 156, 158, related to availability of funds, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 112–141, div. A, title I, § 1119(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 473.
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