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Title:An Assessment of the MCSAP's Research and Development Efforts
Authors:Brenda Lantz and Jason Barber
Publication Date:Aug 1997
Report #:DP-117
TRID #:01832254
Keywords:commercial vehicles, evaluation and assessment, motor carriers, safety programs
Type:Research Report – Department Publications


The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) provides funds for states to conduct various safety activities including roadside inspections of commercial vehicles and compliance reviews of motor carriers. In addition, the Secretary of Transportation has been directed by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 to allocate no less than $500,000 in each fiscal year to conduct research and development technologies, methodologies, analyses, or information systems that are beneficial to all jurisdictions. As a result of this commitment, a tremendous amount of activity has taken place to benefit various jurisdictions. However, the degree to which this activity has been shared with applicable jurisdictions or been implemented by those jurisdictions has not been evaluated. The current project summarizes these previous activities and reviews them for the betterment of future research activities.

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