49 U.S. Code § 70203. Transportation investment data and planning tools
(a)In General.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary of Transportation shall—
(1) begin development of new tools and improvement of existing tools to support an outcome-oriented, performance-based approach to evaluate proposed freight-related and other transportation projects, including—
tools for ensuring that the evaluation of freight-related and other transportation projects could consider safety, economic competitiveness, urban and rural access, environmental sustainability, and system condition in the project selection process;
encouragement of public-private collaboration to carry out data sharing activities while maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary data; and
identify transportation-related model data elements to support a broad range of evaluation methods and techniques to assist in making transportation investment decisions; and
The Secretary shall consult with Federal, State, and other stakeholders to develop, improve, and implement the tools and collect the data described in subsection (a).
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The date of enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 114–94, which was approved Dec. 4, 2015.