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BGOV Closer Look: H.R. 2, House Surface Transportation Bill (1)

June 9, 2020, 7:34 PM; Updated: June 15, 2020, 5:38 PM

Highway, transit, and rail programs would be authorized through fiscal 2025 under H.R. 2, a surface transportation package from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Democrats.

The measure would authorize $494 billion over five years, including $411 billion from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which would be a 46% increase over current levels, according to a committee summary. The measure includes new infrastructure investment programs and policies to address the environment and boost the resilience of infrastructure against extreme weather and climate change.

The HTF, which receives revenue from motor fuels taxes, including an 18.3 cent per gallon tax...

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