Congress Passes Transportation Funding Bill

NACo’s June 29 Legislative Bulletin reports that Congress today passed a two-year reauthorization of the long-stalled transportation funding bill, as the eclipse of previous funding was rapidly approaching. From the NACo report:

The House and Senate gave final approval to MAP-21, the federal surface transportation reauthorization bill on Friday, June 29. The House vote was 373-52 and the Senate vote was 74-19. The legislation now goes to the President for his signature. It is a 27-month bill that will go through September 30, 2014, the end of FY 2014. It provides a slight funding increase – the federal highway program is funded at $39.699 billion for FY 2013 and $40.256 for FY 2014 and the transit program for $10.584 in FY 2013 and $10.701 in FY 2014.

For more information from NACo, contact Bob Fogel at 202/942-4217.

A copy of the full bill is available online through the US House of Representatives web portal.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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