§ 506. — International highway transportation outreach program.
[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
CHAPTER 5--RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Sec. 506. International highway transportation outreach program
(a) Establishment.--The Secretary may establish an international
highway transportation outreach program--
(1) to inform the United States highway community of
technological innovations in foreign countries that could
significantly improve highway transportation in the United States;
(2) to promote United States highway transportation expertise,
goods, and services in foreign countries; and
(3) to increase transfers of United States highway
transportation technology to foreign countries.
(b) Activities.--Activities carried out under the program may
(1) development, monitoring, assessment, and dissemination in
the United States of information about highway transportation
innovations in foreign countries that could significantly improve
highway transportation in the United States;
(2) research, development, demonstration, training, and other
forms of technology transfer and exchange;
(3) informing foreign countries about the technical quality of
United States highway transportation goods and services through
participation in trade shows, seminars, expositions, and other such
(4) offering technical services of the Federal Highway
Administration that cannot be readily obtained from United States
private sector firms to be incorporated into the proposals of United
States private sector firms undertaking highway transportation
projects outside the United States if the costs of such services
will be recovered under the terms of the project;
(5) conducting studies to assess the need for or feasibility of
highway transportation improvements in countries that are not
members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development, as of December 18, 1991, and in Greece and Turkey; and
(6) gathering and disseminating information on foreign
transportation markets and industries.
(c) Cooperation.--The Secretary may carry out this section in
cooperation with any appropriate Federal agency, State or local agency,
authority, association, institution, corporation (profit or nonprofit),
foreign government, multinational institution, or other organization or
(1) Contributions.--Funds available to carry out this section
shall include funds deposited by any cooperating organization or
person into a special account of the Treasury established for this
(2) Eligible uses of funds.--The funds deposited into the
account and other funds available to carry out this section shall be
available to cover the cost of any activity eligible under this
section, including the cost of promotional materials, travel,
reception and representation expenses, and salaries and benefits.
(3) Reimbursements for salaries and benefits.--Reimbursements
for salaries and benefits of Department of Transportation employees
providing services under this section shall be credited to the
(e) Eligible Use of State Planning and Research Funds.--A State, in
coordination with the Secretary, may obligate funds made available to
carry out section 505 for any activity authorized under subsection (a).
(Added Pub. L. 105-178, title V, Sec. 5106, June 9, 1998, 112 Stat.
A prior section 506, added Pub. L. 90-495, Sec. 30, Aug. 23, 1968,
82 Stat. 832; amended Pub. L. 91-605, title I, Sec. 137, Dec. 31, 1970,
84 Stat. 1735, related to replacement housing, prior to repeal by Pub.
L. 91-646, title II, Sec. 220(a)(10), Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1903.