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§ 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]
[CITE: 23USC506]

                           TITLE 23--HIGHWAYS
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 
    (d) Funds.--
        (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. 

                            Prior Provisions

    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.