U.S. Senate Committee Approves Transportation Bill
May 22, 2014—The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a bill to maintain the core highway program structure from MAP-21 and increase spending transparency for infrastructure dollars, according to an Automotive Service Association (ASA) announcement on Wednesday.
The bill, S. 2322, reauthorizes federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs for the next six years at current funding with adjustments for inflation. The bill ensures the funds will be used to maintain the National Highway Performance Program, the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the Surface Transportation Program, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.
The ASA announced it will monitor the transportation bill as it progresses through the legislative process. More information can be found at takingthehill.com.