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Senate passes two-year transportation bill
Posted By Equipment World Staff On March 14, 2012 @ 2:06 pm In Construction News | No Comments
In an overwhelming show of support, the U.S. Senate  today voted to pass a two-year transportation bill valued at $109 billion.
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act , passed in a generally bipartisan 74-22 vote, reauthorizes federal highway and transit programs for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 at the 2011 investment level. This follows extensive lobbying efforts by construction industry groups, including the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) .
Following today’s Senate action, ARTBA attention shifts to the House of Representatives , where up for vote will be H.R. 7, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act , to reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years. This legislation would make a number of policy and procurement reforms contained in the Senate’s MAP-21 Act and would authorize $260 billion in total investment.
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URLs in this post:
 U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov/
 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=6d1e2690-6bc7-4e13-9169-0e7bc2ca0098
 the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA): http://www.artba.org/
 House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/
 American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act: http://transportation.house.gov/News/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1513
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