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Legislative Updates

Federal Funding Extended Through Feb. 18, 2022

On Dec. 3, a continuing resolution including transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2021 levels through Feb. 18, 2022. This also extends the electronic logging device…

Surface Transportation Authorization Extended

On Oct. 28, Congress passed a short-term extension of the authorization of surface transportation programs, extending authorization through Dec. 3. Surface transportation program funding was last authorized in the…

Surface Transportation Authorization Extended

On Oct. 2, Congress passed a short-term extension of the authorization of surface transportation programs, extending authorization through Oct. 31. Surface transportation program funding that was last authorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expired on Sept. 30 at midnight. As a result, surface transportation agencies and programs at the U.S. Department of… Read more »

Surface Transportation Authorization Expires

Surface transportation program funding that was last authorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act expired on Sept. 30 at midnight. As a result, federal surface transportation agencies and programs…

Federal Funding Extended Through Dec. 3

On Sept. 30, a continuing resolution that included transportation funding was signed into law. The continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2021 levels through Dec. 3. This also extends the electronic logging device…

U.S. House Passes Fiscal 2022 Bill

On July 29, the U.S. House passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for a large-truck crash causal factors study and full funding for commercial motor…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Passes Fiscal 2022 Bill

On July 16, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations passed a funding bill that included transportation funding for fiscal 2022. The bill includes funding for a large-truck crash causal factors study and full funding…

U.S. House Passes INVEST in America Act

On July 1, 2021, the U.S. House approved the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, a five-year authorization bill for surface transportation programs…

Senate EPW Committee Approves Highway Bill

On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) marked-up and approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act. This marks the first official consideration of legislation related to…

Polly Trottenberg Confirmed as U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary

On April 13, 2021, the Senate voted to confirm Polly Trottenberg as the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). During her confirmation hearing with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science…

President Biden Introduces Infrastructure Plan

On March 31, 2021, President Biden released a proposal that would fund surface transportation, water infrastructure, broadband expansion, education infrastructure and other policy areas. The proposal provides a high-level…