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Senate committee releases full text of two-year reauthorization bill
Posted By Tina Grady Barbaccia On November 9, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Aggbeat Online | No Comments
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has released the full text of a 600-page surface transportation reauthorization bill that will be marked up the morning of Nov. 9, reports the American Association of Safety and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) .
The organization reports that the two-year legislation — dubbed “MAP-21″ for “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” — maintains funding at current levels; reforms the nation’s transportation programs to make them more efficient; and provides robust assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program to leverage state, local, and private-sector funding, according to a committee summary.
“We are happy to see the process has begun to put in place a long-term surface transportation authorization,” said John Horsley, executive director of AASHTO says in a written statement,
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 reports the American Association of Safety and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO): http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/110711reauthorization.aspx
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