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SAFETEA-LU

Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users

SAFETEA-LU (SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT- A LEGACY FOR USESERS )

A multi-year federal transportation act signed into law by President George W. Bush on August 10, 2005. The act authorizes $286 billion in funding for federal surface transportation programs over five years. SAFETEA-LU maintains the program structure of its predecessor,…

SAFETY

Freedom from danger; a reasonable degree of freedom from those conditions that can cause injury or death to personnel, damage to or loss of equipment or property. (NTSC)

SAFETY CHECKLIST

A list for examining the safety aspects of equipment, procedures, and personnel.

SAFETY CRITICAL

A designation placed on a system, subsystem, element, component, device, or function denoting that satisfactory operation of such is mandatory to assurance of patron, personnel, equipment, or facility safety. Such a designation dictates incorporation of special safety design features. (NTSC)

SAFETY DEVICES

Protective devices which do not alter the fundamental nature of a hazard but which do control the extent of the hazard in some manner. (NTSC)

SAMPLE

A part off a statistical population (universe) that is studied to gain information about the whole. (TRB)

SAN BERNARDINO ASSOCIATED GOVERNMENTS

The council of governments and transportation planning agency for San Bernardino County.