Legal Matters

Legal Matters


Accident Mitigation Guide for Congested Rural Two-Lane Highways - NCHRP Report 440
This guide will assist planners, designers, and traffic engineers in identifying and designing projects to improve safety on congested rural two-lane highways. The guide assumes that widening the road to four lanes is not a practical solution because of financial, environmental, or societal constraints. Geometric, traffic control, and other types of countermeasures are discussed. (TRB).

ADA Standard Plans PDF 
Describes the standards for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb cuts and has some excellent illustrations. Pennsylvania DOT, 2010.

The ADA Documents Website URL

Basic Guide for GASB-34 Phase III Local Governments
The Illustrative Example Forms can be used as a guide to assist government agencies in the reporting process. UT LTAP Center.

Field Guide for Accessible Public Rights-of-Way pdf
This guide is the revised 2009 Edition of the State of Idaho Field Guide. It explains and describes how to make public rights-of-way conform to the standards of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guide is state-specific to Idaho. Idaho LTAP, January 2010.

Final Legislative Bulletin web
The Legislative Bulletin is published each Friday during the legislative session, highlighting NHMA policy bills and other bills of municipal interest as they move through the legislative process. Each Legislative Bulletin contains a brief analysis of key legislative developments during the past week, a legislative calendar listing municipal bills to be heard in the next week or two, a call to action on scheduled hearings when municipal viewpoints need to be heard, and updates on federal issues of interest to municipalities. NHMA publishes the Final Legislative Bulletin at the close of the legislative session, providing a synopsis of bills of municipal interest.

Field Guide for Accessible Public Rights-of-Way Booklet PDF 
The booklet version of the Idaho Field Guide. for Accessible Public Rights-of-Way. Idaho LTAP, January 2010.

Forest Products Road Manual: A Handbook for Municipal Officials and The Forest Products Industry PDF 
Guide for both municipal officials and the forest products industry to improve understanding of the laws which govern public roadways. NH Timberland Owners Association & UNH Cooperative Extension.

GASB 34 Pocket Guide PDF 
A quick overview of GASB 34 provisions. OH LTAP & USDOT.

Purchasing Authority: NACE Action Guide
Legal requirements, ethics, and funding issues that are concerned with purchasing authority, and procurement considerations, specifications, and methods. NACE, 1995.

Section 106 Review:
Section 106 of NHPA requires consideration of historic preservation in the multitude of Federal actions that take place nationwide. Section 106 requires Federal agencies to consider the effects of their actions on historic properties and provide the ACHP an opportunity to comment on Federal projects prior to implementation. NH Division of Historical Resources.

Vermont Guide to Setting Speed Limits PDF 
Although Vermont Specific, contains information based on federal law and standards. Also contains useful tips worksheets for data collection and analysis. VT LTAP.