The Highway Account is anticipated to dip below the $4 billion threshold, triggering cash management procedures and leading to delayed reimbursements to the states. Agency will also have to furlough employees.
Fed pilot could give local workers advantage in transportation projects
The year-long pilot is proposed as an experiment under FHWA’s “Special Experimental Project No. 14” and FTA experimental authorities, provisions made possible by Congress to allow the agencies leeway in finding new and more effective means of building, maintaining and managing federal transportation projects.