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Title: Revision of the MCSAP Allocation Formula: Summary Report

In 1982, Congress authorized the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP), a Federal grant-in-aid program to improve commercial motor carrier safety. MCSAP was reauthorized in 1986, 1991, and 1998. In June 1997, in anticipation of and preparation for reauthorization, a MCSAP Formula Workgroup convened to analyze requirements for a new allocation formula and to develop the formula. Because of provisions in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), a major change in approach was to consider including performance (i.e., safety improvements) in the formula. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) actively participated in the Workgroup activities, provided technical assistance in evaluating factors and conducting scenario analyses, prepared regulatory language for the Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), analyzed NPRM comments and recommended responses to the comments, assisted with preparation of the Federal Register Final Rule, developed the final spreadsheet, and prepared an informational brochure on MCSAP for use by the States. The allocation of MCSAP funds for FY2001 will use the new formula.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
769295
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2000/204
TRN: AH200104%%310
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Sep 2000
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Transportation Technologies (EE-30) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MOTORS; ORNL; PERFORMANCE; SAFETY