23 U.S. Code § 508 - Transportation research and development strategic planning
The date of enactment of the Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is the date of enactment of div. E of Pub. L. 112–141, which was approved July 6, 2012.
A prior section 508, added Pub. L. 90–495, § 30, Aug. 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 833, related to highway relocation services, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 91–646, title II, § 220(a)(10), Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1903.
2012—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 112–141, § 52013(1), substituted “Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Act of 2012” for “SAFETEA–LU”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(A). Pub. L. 112–141, § 52013(2), added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “describe the primary purposes of the transportation research and development program, which shall include, at a minimum—
“(i) reducing congestion and improving mobility;
“(ii) promoting safety;
“(iii) promoting security;
“(iv) protecting and enhancing the environment;
“(v) preserving the existing transportation system; and
“(vi) improving the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure;”.
2005—Pub. L. 109–59 amended section catchline and text generally, substituting provisions relating to development of a 5-year transportation research and development strategic plan, annual report, and review by the National Research Council, consisting of subsecs. (a) to (c), for provisions relating to establishment of a strategic planning process to determine transportation research and technology development priorities, implementation of programs, development of a strategic plan, merit review and performance measurement, procurement procedures, and requirement of consistency with section 306 of title 5 and sections 1115 and 1116 of title 31, consisting of subsecs. (a) to (f).
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