NAPA applauds Congressional leadership for repealing Section 1438 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in the Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019. This repeal is an important first step in ensuring preservation of the annual budgetary gains enabled by the FAST Act as you move forward with its succeeding surface transportation reauthorization in the coming months.
Looking ahead, the Senate has before it S.2302, the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), but it lacks a substantial funding source. Moreover, the House of Representatives must start its work drafting a surface transportation reauthorization bill.
The overwhelming bipartisan support on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) for the bill reinforces the critical role surface transportation programs play across all 50 states; however, ATIA has a long way to go before it becomes law. In order to ensure American infrastructure meets the needs of today and the future, we need you to tell Congress to make passage of a robustly funded, long-term surface transportation program a priority for the 116th Congress.
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