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Congress Passes Transportation Bill

Chaaron Pearson on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 12:00:00 am

With authority for highway, transit and rail programs set to expire Sept. 30, Congress passed a short-term transportation funding extension. House and Senate leaders voted last week to temporarily extend funding for the FAA and federal highway and transit programs.

Prior to the vote, the White House released a state-by-state look at the number of jobs at risk if the funding was not renewed.

This bill also enjoyed the support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "The six-month extension of federal highway and transit programs approved by Congress today ensures the continuation of thousands of job-creating infrastructure projects in every state," said John Horsley, AASHTO executive director.

The AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber hope that this short-term extension can give Congress enough time to pass a long-term funding reauthorization for both programs.

Read more:
Stateline.org: Beating deadline, Congress approves transportation bill

Additional Transportation and Infrastructure Resources:
ACCE.org: Transportation and Infrastructure Chamberpedia

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