Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act

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Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Great Seal of the United States
Long title An Act to authorize funds for construction of highways, for highway safety programs, and for mass transportation programs, to expand and improve the relocation assistance program, and for other purposes
Nicknames STURAA
Enacted by the 100th United States Congress
Public law Pub.L. 100–17
Statutes at Large 100 Stat. 132
Titles amended 23, 26, 42, 49
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.R. 2 by Glenn Anderson (D-CA) on January 6, 1987
  • Passed the House on January 21, 1987 (401-20)
  • Passed the Senate on February 4, 1987 (96-2, in lieu of S. 387)
  • Reported by the joint conference committee on March 17, 1987; agreed to by the House on March 18, 1987 (407-17) and by the Senate on March 19, 1987 (79-17)
  • Vetoed by President Ronald Reagan on March 27, 1987
  • Overridden by the House on March 31, 1987 (350-73)
  • Overridden by the Senate and became law on April 2, 1987 (67-33)

The Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-17, Apr. 2, 1987, 101 Stat. 132) is a United States Act of Congress, containing in Title I, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1987. It nominally gave power to apportion money to the Secretary of Transportation. Most noticeably it allowed states to raise the speed limit to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) on rural Interstate highways (§ 174 (101 Stat. 218) of the Act amending 23 U.S.C. 154).

It was followed by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.The local agencies (Counties and Cities) in California were assured that an equal or not less amount of monies will still be annually apportioned to the Counties and Cities as they received in 1990–91 under the Federal Highway Act of 1987 under the old Federal Aid Urban (FAU) and Federal Aid Secondary Program

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