Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways - Proposed Rule; Notice of Proposed Amendments to National Standards for Traffic Control Devices: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets And Highways; Revision Docket Id: Fhwa-2020-0001 Regulation Identifier Number (Rin) 2125-Af85
10 Pages Posted: 17 May 2021 Last revised: 26 May 2021
Date Written: May 14, 2021
This comment was submitted in response to a Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD establishes national standards for certain aspects of road design and transportation policy. Our comment calls upon the MUTCD's owner, the Federal Highway Administration, to scrap the current review process and conduct a full rewrite of the MUTCD. We also call upon the FHWA to exercise its authority under the Administrative Procedure Act to issue an emergency rule withdrawing a method it sanctions for modifying speed limits, the 85th Percentile Method.
Keywords: transportation, law, policy, 85th percentile, speed, limits, equity, innovation, engineering, administrative, APA, highway, transit
JEL Classification: R40, R41, R42, R53, R14
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