Senate Committee Releases Highway Reauthorization Package

On July 29, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released a draft of its five-year $287 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA). The five-year funding level is more than a 27 percent increase above the current funding authorization (The FAST Act) and will be the largest highway bill in history. The legislation includes provisions to improve road safety, accelerate project delivery, improve resiliency to disasters, reduce highway emissions, and grow the economy. There will be a strong push to move the reauthorization bill through Congress, as the FAST Act is set to expire at the end of FY 2020.

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