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BGOV Closer Look: Highway Programs Reauthorized in S. 2302 (1)

Aug. 12, 2019, 2:30 PMUpdated: Nov. 13, 2019, 10:24 PM

Highway programs would be authorized to receive $287 billion from fiscal 2021 through 2025 under S. 2302.

The measure includes provisions to address climate change and infrastructure resiliency to weather events and natural disasters. It would also modify regulatory oversight of projects.

The legislation will form part of a larger measure to reauthorize surface transportation programs that expire after fiscal 2020. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved it 21-0 on July 30.

The measure, called the “America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act,” doesn’t include policy changes to address the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which funds most ...

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