Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act Law and Legal Definition

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, created a new dimension to the U.S. surface transportation. The Act aims to:

1. maintain and expand the U.S.'s transportation system;

2. foster a sound financial base for transportation;

3. keep the transportation industry strong and competitive;

4. promote surface transport safety;

5. protect the environment and thus to improve the quality of life; and

6. advance the U.S. technology and expertise.