Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
On Friday, July 6, President Obama signed into law a new two-year transportation authorization, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21 ). The new law provides to FTA an authorization level of$10.6 billion in FY2013 and $10.7 billion in FY2014. MAP-21 will take effect on October 1, 2012. Until then, current programs will be managed under existing law (SAFETEA-LU), which expires on September 30, 2012.
- Federal Transit Administration - MAP-21 information
- Federal Transit Law as Amended by MAP-21
- Highlighted Changes in the Law
Chapter 53 of title 49 USC, as amended by MAP-21
Prohibiting a person from writing or sending a text message while operating a motor vehicle
House File 2456 - An Act concerning the use of electronic, handheld communication devices while driving, including prohibiting a person from writing or sending a text message while driving a motor vehicle and providing penalties. Please see attached link for more detailed information.
Regulation of motor vehicles by the Iowa DOT
Senate File 2246 - An Act relating to the regulation of motor vehicles by the department of transportation, including modification of the definition of business-trade truck, provisions concerning licensing sanctions and penalties for vehicle recyclers and motor vehicle dealers, annual registration fees for certain vehicles equipped for a person with a disability or used by a person who relies on a wheelchair, requirements for the issuance of temporary persons with disabilities parking permits, and provisions for the operation of certain taxicabs and limousines.
Iowa Code quick reference
Commercial Driver's License Requirements
Urban and regional transit equipment certificates and plates
Iowa Code sections
State Transit Assistance
Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program