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[119 STAT. 1782]
[119 STAT. 1782]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

119 STAT. 1782

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VerDate 14-DEC-2004

13:51 Oct 26, 2006

PUBLIC LAW 109–59—AUG. 10, 2005

maximum extent practicable, all grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for research and development under this chapter based on open competition and peer review of proposals. ‘‘(7) PERFORMANCE REVIEW AND EVALUATION.—To the maximum extent practicable, all surface transportation research and development projects shall include a component of performance measurement and evaluation. Performance measures shall be established during the proposal stage of a research and development project and shall, to the maximum extent possible, be outcome-based. All evaluations shall be made readily available to the public. ‘‘(8) TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION.—The programs and activities carried out under this section shall be consistent with the surface transportation research and technology development strategic plan developed under section 508.’’. (c) PROCUREMENT FOR RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES.—Section 502(b)(3) of such title (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(3) COOPERATION, GRANTS, AND CONTRACTS.—The Secretary may carry out research, development, and technology transfer activities related to transportation— ‘‘(A) independently; ‘‘(B) in cooperation with other Federal departments, agencies, and instrumentalities and Federal laboratories; or ‘‘(C) by making grants to, or entering into contracts and cooperative agreements with one or more of the following: the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, any Federal laboratory, Federal agency, State agency, authority, association, institution, for-profit or nonprofit corporation, organization, foreign country, or any other person.’’. (d) TRANSPORTATION POOLED FUND PROGRAM.—Section 502(b) of such title (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(6) POOLED FUNDING.— ‘‘(A) COOPERATION.—To promote effective utilization of available resources, the Secretary may cooperate with a State and an appropriate agency in funding research, development, and technology transfer activities of mutual interest on a pooled funds basis. ‘‘(B) SECRETARY AS AGENT.—The Secretary may enter into contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants as the agent for all participating parties in carrying out such research, development, or technology transfer activities.’’. (e) OPERATIONS ELEMENTS IN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.—Section 502 of such title is further amended— (1) in subsection (b)(1)(B) (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) by inserting ‘‘transportation system management and operations,’’ after ‘‘operation,’’; (2) in subsection (d)(5)(C) (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) by inserting ‘‘system management and’’ after ‘‘transportation’’; and (3) by inserting at the end of subsection (d) (as redesignated by subsection (b) of this section) the following:

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