Senators Boxer, Vitter, Carper, and Barrasso Release 6-Year Bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
Markup date scheduled for May 15th at 9:30 AM
May 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. -- Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Ranking Member of the Committee, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, and Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, today released the bill text for the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322), long-term bipartisan legislation to fund and improve the nation's Federal-aid highway programs for six years at current funding plus inflation. The bill will be marked up in the EPW Committee on Thursday, May 15th at 9:30 am.
The legislation builds on the success of the comprehensive reforms and performance-based approach to transportation investment in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). It provides long-term funding, giving state and local governments the certainty and stability they need to improve and develop our nation's transportation infrastructure. These investments will create new jobs, provide a boost to our nation's economy, and keep us competitive in the global marketplace.
MAP-21 expires on September 30, and the Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of funds this summer.