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Short Titles as Introduced

Rural Transportation Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To improve the safety of rural roads.

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01/28/2004Introduced in House

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01/29/2004Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/28/2004Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/28/2004Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Transportation and Infrastructure01/28/2004 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways, Transit and Pipelines01/29/2004 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/28/2004)

Rural Transportation Act - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish and implement a rural road safety program under which funds shall be apportioned to each State to: (1) improve horizontal and vertical alignment, signage and pavement markings, and sight distances; (2) eliminate wheel lane rutting, increase skid resistance, and smooth roadways; (3) widen lanes and shoulders; (4) install dedicated turn lanes and traffic and safety lights; and (5) install and upgrade guardrails, traffic barriers, crash cushions, protective devices, and rumblestrips.

Requires States to: (1) conduct and maintain an engineering survey of all two-lane rural roads classified as minor and major collectors and minor arterials to identify dangerous locations and to assign priorities and establish a schedule for improvements; and (2) establish a process to analyze and assess results achieved.

Increases certain apportionments for: (1) Federal highway aid to rural areas for roads functionally classified as minor arterials and major and minor collectors; (2) highway bridge replacement and rehabilitation; and (3) State planning and research programs.

Authorizes appropriations from the Highway Trust Fund for the Appalachian development highway system program.