The Five-Year Senate Transportation Bill: What Can You Expect?
The Senate is moving toward passing a $305 billion, five-year transportation bill to improve highways, safety and railroads. Here are the highlights:
- Use $45 billion in revenue towards the federal Highway Trust Fund
- Attempt to expedite environmental reviews of construction projects
- Encourage states to impose user fees on electric vehicles
- Set aside money for major projects and direct highway aid to freight transportation corridors