The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.
The bill, S.2322, “The MAP-21 Reauthorization Act,” now awaits action by the Senate Finance committee, which must find a way to pay for it in light of a failing Highway Trust Fund. The Commerce committee will examine safety and regulatory issues while the Banking committee will review transit programs.
MAP-21, the current transportation authorization, expires Sept. 30.
Click here to read more on the bill and its inclusions, from Overdrive coverage of the bill’s release on Monday.