U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 24, 1999
Contact: Lori Irving
Tel.: (202) 366-2996
FHWA Releases Y2K
Manual For State and Local Governments
The U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) has published a Year 2000 resource guide to help state and
local transportation agencies who have the primary responsibility for operating
many of the nation's transportation systems prepare for the Y2K transition
and Secretary Slater have made solving the Year 2000 problem a top
priority," said Deputy U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mortimer L. Downey.
"Following their direction, the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving
our partners who are on the front lines technical guidance and access to the
resources they need so that their transportation systems will work as well on
Jan. 1, 2000, as they did on the day before."
The guide, "Are You
Ready? Managing Transportation Resources Through the Y2K Weekend," provides
local governments with the findings of a workshop sponsored by DOT and Public
Technology Inc. The session brought together 20 local and state officials to
develop a plan to address and manage the Y2K problem. The session drew on the
expertise of leaders in a wide range of transportation-related organizations to
develop materials to help ensure local government readiness for Y2K.
The guide is designed to
help localities, regions and states develop contingency plans and to use their
staff and resources effectively to ensure that the transportation system is
properly managed and operated during the Y2K transition weekend period.
This resource guide is one
in a series of Y2K outreach efforts that the USDOT has made available in
conjunction with its transportation partners.
Copies can be obtained
from the Federal Highway Administration Y2K website at
or by calling (202) 366-8033.
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