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Senate releases full text of two-year reauthorization bill

Posted By Equipment World Staff On November 9, 2011 @ 1:00 am In Construction News | 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) [1].

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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[1] reports the American Association of Safety and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO): http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/110711reauthorization.aspx

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