23 U.S. Code § 503 - Research and technology development and deployment
The date of enactment of the Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(E), is the date of enactment of div. E of Pub. L. 112–141, which was approved July 6, 2012.
A prior section 503, added Pub. L. 90–495, § 30, Aug. 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 831, related to administration of highway relocation assistance program, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 91–646, title II, § 220(a)(10), Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1903.
2012—Pub. L. 112–141 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to technology deployment.
2005—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(a)(1), struck out “initiatives and partnerships” before “program” in heading.
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(a)(2), added par. (1) and struck out heading and text of former par. (1). Text read as follows: “The Secretary shall develop and administer a national technology deployment initiatives and partnerships program.”
Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(a)(3), added par. (7) and struck out heading and text of former par. (7). Text read as follows: “Under the program, the Secretary may make grants and enter into cooperative agreements and contracts to foster alliances and support efforts to stimulate advances in transportation technology, including—
“(A) the testing and evaluation of products of the strategic highway research program;
“(B) the further development and implementation of technology in areas such as the Superpave system and the use of lithium salts and other alternatives to prevent and mitigate alkali silica reactivity;
“(C) the provision of support for long-term pavement performance product implementation and technology access; and
“(D) other activities to achieve the goals established under paragraph (3).”
Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(a)(4), added par. (8) and struck out heading and text of former par. (8). Text read as follows: “Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this section, and biennially thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report on the progress and results of activities carried out under this section.”
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5202(b)(1), reenacted heading without change and amended text of par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall establish and carry out a program to demonstrate the application of innovative material technology in the construction of bridges and other structures.”
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5202(b)(2), reenacted heading without change and amended text of par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The goals of the program shall include—
“(A) the development of new, cost-effective innovative material highway bridge applications;
“(B) the reduction of maintenance costs and life-cycle costs of bridges, including the costs of new construction, replacement, or rehabilitation of deficient bridges;
“(C) the development of construction techniques to increase safety and reduce construction time and traffic congestion;
“(D) the development of engineering design criteria for innovative products and materials for use in highway bridges and structures;
“(E) the development of cost-effective and innovative techniques to separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic from railroad traffic;
“(F) the development of highway bridges and structures that will withstand natural disasters, including alternative processes for the seismic retrofit of bridges; and
“(G) the development of new nondestructive bridge evaluation technologies and techniques.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(b)(1), added subsec. (c).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(c)(1), added subsec. (d).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 109–59, § 5203(d), added subsec. (e).