Surface transportation projects receive 10 more weeks of funding

US_House_Committee-CongressCongress has approved H.J. Res. 124 which is a measure that will give state departments of transportations an addition 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects.

H.J. Res. 124 will provide partial appropriations for the new federal fiscal year that starts on October 1, and runs through December 11. It includes $7.9 billion of obligation limitation for the Federal-aid Highway Program, $2 billion for federal transit programs and $280 million for federal highway safety programs.

H.J. Res. 124 will not affect the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (PL 113-159). That extension provided $10.8 billion to the Highway Trust Fund, and extended the federal highway, highway safety, and transit programs authorized in MAP-21 through May 31, 2015.