Audible Signs in the 1998 Federal Transportation Act (H.R. 2400)
A.K.A. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century

Talking Signs, Inc.'s products are ideal for the purpose of providing the audible traffic signals and audible signs at street crossings specified in Subsection (g) of the 1998 Federal Transportation Act, which is reproduced below. Not only are Talking Signs appropriate for this particular use, but it has been scientifically prooved that Talking Signs work better than any other available solution. And this is but one application of Talking Signs, which also have a place in the private sector, especially when the private entity serves a public function or purpose.

H.R. 2400
One Hundred Fifth Congress
of the
United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday; the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight

AN ACT

To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

(a) SHORT TITLE - This Act may be cited as the "Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century".

SEC. 1202. BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS.

  1. IN GENERAL - Section 217 of title 23, United States Code, is amended-
    1. in subsection (b)-
      1. by inserting "pedestrian walkways and" after "construction of"; and
      2. by striking "(other than the Interstate System)";
    2. in subsection (e) by striking ", other than a highway access to which is fully controlled,";
    3. by striking subsection (g) and insertinq the following:

(g) PLANNING AND DESIGN

(1) IN GENERAL - Bicyclists and pedestrians shall be given due consideration in the comprehensive transportation plans developed by each metropolitan planning organization and State in accordance with sections 134 and 135, respectively. Bicycle transportation facilities and pedestrian walkways shall be considered, where appropriate, in conjunction with all new construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, except where bicycle and pedestrian use are not permitted.

(2) SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS - Transportation Plans and projects shall provide due consideration for safety and contiguous routes for bicyclists and pedestrians. Safety considerations shall include the installation, where appropriate, and maintenance of audible traffic signals and audible signs at street crossings.

Please address any questions, corrections, or comments about this document to UBATS' webmaster. The full text of The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (H.R. 2400) is available online from Thomas: The Library of Congress' Legislative Database, from which this excerpt was excised.

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