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Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

Posted on December 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the Senate followed the House’s lead from the day before and approved a five-year, $305 billion surface transportation bill, which will now be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature, The Hill reported.

"We are one step closer to having the first multi-year, well-funded surface transportation bill in 10 years, said American Public Transporation Association President/CEO Michael Melaniphy. "This is excellent news for America's public transportation systems and the communities they serve in small, medium, and large communities."

The 1,300-page FAST Act bill, paid for with gas tax revenue and a package of $70 billion in offsets from other areas of the federal budget, calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. Obama is expected to quickly sign the measure. For the full story, click here.

For more information on the FAST Act, click here.

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