Information courtesy of the Federal Transit Administration, Durbin.Senate.gov, Transportation.House.Gov, the Connecticut Mirror
Earlier this week, Congress hammered out the differences between the House and Senate highway and transportation bills. The result was the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The bill includes $205 billion on highway and $48 billion on transit projects to be spent over the next five years. It would increase transportation funding to the states by 5 percent in 2016, rising to more than 15 percent in 2020. The FAST Act the first long-term transportation bill since 2005.
The FAST Act increases:
The bill has been passed by both the House and Senate, and sent to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law. However, if you would like to share your thoughts about the bill or public transportation issues in general, you can find contact information for your federal representatives here.
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