Federal Highway Administration September 27, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Construction and Maintenance-Promoting Innovation in Use of Patented and Proprietary Products
Document Number: 2019-20933
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations to provide greater flexibility for States to use proprietary or patented materials in Federal-aid highway projects. This final rule rescinds the requirements limiting the use of Federal funds in paying for patented or proprietary materials, specifications, or processes specified in project plans and specifications, thus encouraging innovation in transportation technology and methods.