23 U.S. Code § 513 - Use of funds for ITS activities
(a) Definitions.— In this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) Eligible entity.— The term “eligible entity” means a State or local government, tribal government, transit agency, public toll authority, metropolitan planning organization, other political subdivision of a State or local government, or a multistate or multijurisdictional group applying through a single lead applicant.
(2) Multijurisdictional group.— The term “multijurisdictional group” means a combination of State governments, local governments, metropolitan planning agencies, transit agencies, or other political subdivisions of a State that—
(A) have signed a written agreement to implement an activity that meets the grant criteria under this section; and
(b) Purpose.— The purpose of this section is to develop, administer, communicate, and promote the use of products of research, technology, and technology transfer programs.
(c) ITS Adoption.—
(1) Innovative technologies and strategies.— The Secretary shall encourage the deployment of ITS technologies that will improve the performance of the National Highway System in such areas as traffic operations, emergency response, incident management, surface transportation network management, freight management, traffic flow information, and congestion management by accelerating the adoption of innovative technologies through the use of—
Source(Added Pub. L. 109–59, title V, § 5302(a),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1805; amended Pub. L. 112–141, div. E, title III, § 53001,July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 897.)
2012—Pub. L. 112–141amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows:
“(a) In General.—For each fiscal year, not more than $250,000 of the funds made available to carry out this subtitle C of title V of the SAFETEA–LU shall be used for intelligent transportation system outreach, public relations, displays, tours, and brochures.
“(b) Applicability.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to intelligent transportation system training, scholarships, or the publication or distribution of research findings, technical guidance, or similar documents.”
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment