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March 19, 2010

President Obama signs HIRE Act

Bill includes an extension of authorizing law for federal transit and highway programs through 2010 and transfers $19.5 billion of general funds from the Treasury into the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), including $4.8 billion into the Mass Transit Account.


March 16, 2010

Transit leaders urge Congress to move quickly on legislation

Since the last federal surface transportation act expired last fall, Congress has been granting short-term extensions. The current extension is scheduled to expire March 28.


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