35. The Authority must prescribe minimum management standards for the metropolitan arterial system, as well as harmonization standards for the rules governing traffic signs and signals and traffic control, applicable in its area of jurisdiction, and must revise those standards every five years.
Before any decision is made under the first paragraph, the Authority must consult the municipalities and public transit authorities in whose territory or area of jurisdiction those standards apply.
For the purposes of this section,
(1) “minimum management standards” means the standards that apply to such things as on-street parking, road network maintenance, activities relating to garbage and recyclable materials collection, roadway snow removal activities and activities required to lessen the impacts of roadwork; and
(2) “harmonization standards for the rules governing traffic signs and signals and traffic control” means the standards that apply to such things as traffic light control, speed limit determination and supervision of traffic in the system and traffic movements.