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SECRETARY CARD INVITES PROPOSALS FOR STATE INTERMODAL PLANNING GRANTS

SECRETARY CARD INVITES PROPOSALS FOR STATE INTERMODAL PLANNING GRANTS
 WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to each of the nation's 50 governors, Secretary of Transportation Andrew H. Card Jr. today invited the states to submit proposals for developing model state intermodal transportation plans.
 Card's action launches the grant program authorized under Title V of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Title V makes available federal funds totaling $3 million, of which an individual state may be awarded a maximum of $500,000. The funds are to be used to develop model plans consistent with the government's policy to encourage and promote the development of a national intermodal transportation system. The secretary is to award grants to states that represent a variety of geographic regions and transportation needs, patterns and modes.
 Card's letter, which includes guidelines on the content and submission of state proposals, emphasizes that the grant program affords "... a unique opportunity to think creatively about intermodal issues and to embrace an expansive view of what intermodalism really involves: highly integrated, multimodal networks and systems that ... move people and goods as smoothly and efficiently as possible."
 According to the secretary, by supporting the development of "model" plans and processes, the program can provide important lessons on how to make intermodalism a reality. Card also calls for intermodal planning efforts that include participation by all elements of the transportation community, and will operate harmoniously with current as well as future transportation planning, policymaking and programming activities.
 Written proposals are to be submitted by July 17. The department is expected to announce the states selected for the grants this fall.
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