Highway Bridge Program

Highway Bridge Program

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The Aug. 1, 2007, collapse of a Minnesota bridge raised nationwide questions about bridge safety and the Dept. of TransportationAis ability to prioritize resources for bridges. The Highway Bridge Program (HBP), the primary source of fed. funding for bridges, provided over $4 billion to states in FY 2007. This study examines: (1) how the HBP addresses bridge conditions; (2) how states use HBP funds and select bridge projects for funding; (3) what data indicates about bridge conditions and the HBPAis impact; and (4) the extent to which the HBP aligns with generally accepted principles, and fed. laws and regulations, for re-examining surface transportation programs. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.Clearer Goals and Performance Measures Needed for a More Focused and Sustainable Program Katherine Siggerud ... the nationa#39;s passenger car, truck, bus transit, and commercial vehicle traffic over waterways, highways, railways, and other road obstructions. ... is the primary federal program used to fund the replacement and rehabilitation and systematic preventive maintenance of bridges nationwide, anbsp;...

Title:Highway Bridge Program
Author:Katherine Siggerud
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-02


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