MAP-21 Learning Center

Here you will find links to Congressional and stakeholder reports and summaries, USDOT MAP-21 webpages and some articles. Please contact us if you should encounter a broken link, or would like to suggest a document link.

Other resources: View our MAP-21 stories here. Our Pre-MAP-21 Reports page has links to Congressional and stakeholder reports designed to guide the drafting of what eventually became MAP-21. Our Federal Budget Learning Center has links to short, plain English overviews of where the money comes from, where it goes, how the process works. Our Recovery Act Transportation page has links to reports about the transportation program of the 2009 ARRA (Recovery / Stimulus) bill.


Four-page Briefing Memo from House Transportation Committee on MAP-21 policy changes (March 2012)

MAP-21 bill text (HR 112-557, 599 pages), signed into law July 6, 2012 ( website)

Senate-House negotiating committee’s 91-page overview, (House Rules website) [PDF][TXT]

Senate Finance Committee Summary of the Revenue Provisions (Committee’s site)

Senate Commerce Committee’s Summary of Provisions (Committee website)

House Transportation Committee Democratic Staff 14-page summary (Committee’s site)



USDOT announced that MAP-21’s increased loan funding through TIFIA is now available: USDOT news release, the Notice of Funding Availability. (July 24, 2012)

Federal Highways Administration’s MAP-21 website

Federal Transit Administration’s MAP-21 website

Video and text of President Obama signing bill into law (Transportation Issues Daily story)



Freight provisions summary from CMAP (August 10, 2012)

+ Summary (1.0mb pdf) from League of American Bicyclists/Alta Planning (July 2012)

Summary (.2mb pdf)  from National League of Cities (July 2012)

Transit provisions webinar, w/ Congressional Staff, APTA; link to audio & PPT (July 27, 2012)

Performance Measures summary, AASHTO (.65mb pdf, July 27, 2012)

Historic Preservation provisions (and MAP-21) summary, AASHTO (2.9mb pdf PPT, July 2012)

Highway/Transit funding summary (bar charts), AASHTO (July 2012)

Rural transportation provisions from American Planning Association (July 20, 2012)

Safety provisions overview from American Planning Association (July 19, 2012)

Public Private Partnerships overview from Nossaman LLP (July 19, 2012)

Freight provisions summary from American Planning Association (July 17, 2012)

NEPA and Project Delivery summary from American Planning Association (July 16, 2012)

Transit funding by state (estimated), APTA (July 13, 2012)

Transportation Alternatives (aka “Enhancements”) overview from National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (July 13, 2012)

New Starts summary from American Planning Association

Ten key things to know about the new transportation law,” Transportation for America (July 13 2012)

Transit overview summary from American Planning Association

Metropolitan and Statewide Planning provisions from National Association of Regional Councils (July 11, 2012)

Summary of sections important to Regional Councils/MPOs from National Association of Regional Councils (July 11, 2012)

Tolling summary/review from Nossaman LLP (July 11, 2012)

Commercial vehicle safety-related provisions review, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (July 10, 2012)

MAP-21 Resource Center of American Public Works Association

Funding and program consolidation provisions summary from American Planning Association (July 2012)

Transit provisions summary from Community Transportation Association of America (July 2012)

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program summary from American Planning Association

Project/Environmental Streamlining summary/review from Nossaman LLP (July 2012)

AGC’s summary of provisions of interest to construction industry

Transportation Alternatives (formerly Enhancements) summary from American Planning Association

TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act) summary/review from Nossaman LLP (July 9, 2012)

MPO’s and performance measures summary from American Planning Association (July 2012)

Overall bill summary from the national association of State DOTs (AASHTO) (July 2012)

Highway provisions summary from American Road and Transportation Builders (July 2012)

Freight provisions review by Paul Bea, noted federal freight issues expert who writes at MTS Matters (July 2012)

TIFIA summary from American Planning Association (July 2012)

Highway and research provisions summary from National Asphalt Paving Association (July 2012)

Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards,” Transportation for America (July 2012)

Safe Routes to School overview Q & A from Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Rails-to-Trails overview of related provisions (June 29, 2012)

Overview from Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (June, 2012)

Overview of provisions affecting Regional/Rural Transportation Planning Organizations and MPOs from NADO (June 2012)

Review by Natural Resources Defense Council (June 2012)

Transit provisions summary from American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (June 29, 2012)

Freight provisions impact on shippers, carriers from Journal of Commerce (June 29, 2012)

Transit provisions summary from New Starts Working Group (June 2012)

Freight provisions summary from Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors (June  2012)

Tolling, PPP and financing provisions summary from the association of owners and operators of toll facilities (International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association) (June 2012)

Public Private Partnership & financing provisions summary from Mayer Brown (June 2012)

Public Private Partnership provisions summary from McKenna Long & Aldridge (June 2012)

Rail provisions review from OneRail Coalition (June 2012)

ITS and overall bill summary from ITS America (June 2012)

Bike-ped provisions, MAP-21 compared to SAFETEA-LU, from America Bikes (June 2012)

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