S. 1968 (112th): A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program to increase accountability with respect to outcomes of transportation investments, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Dec 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Mark Warner
Senior Senator from Virginia
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 08, 2011
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 14 (Related)
MAP-21

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 08, 2011
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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12/8/2011--Introduced.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) to establish a pilot program under which the Secretary conducts case studies of states and metropolitan planning organizations that are designed to: (1) provide more detailed, in-depth analysis and data collection regarding transportation programs; and (2) apply rigorous methods of measuring and addressing the effectiveness of pilot program participants in achieving national transportation goals.
Requires states and metropolitan planning organizations participating in the program to work cooperatively with the Secretary to: (1) evaluate the methods and metrics they use in measuring their effectiveness in achieving national transportation goals, and (2) identify steps to improve those methods and metrics.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide financial assistance to program participants to assist them in these efforts.
Directs the Secretary, within 21 months of this Act's enactment, to analyze the pilot program case studies and develop and implement a plan for the DOT to use outcome-oriented performance measures to evaluate the effectiveness of transportation programs in achieving national transportation goals.

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