Program Assignment (23 U.S.C. 327)
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program describes the assignment of U.S. DOT environmental responsibilities under NEPA and other environmental laws. The program—for which all States are eligible—allows the Secretary of Transportation to assign, and the State to assume, the Secretary's responsibilities under NEPA for one or more highway projects, as well as one or more railroad, public transportation, and/or multimodal project. This program replaces the SAFETEA-LU Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program.