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September 21, 2020

Congress Poised to Extend Federal Transportation Programs

Legislation introduced today by congressional leaders would extend surface transportation programs under the FAST Act for one year.  In the absence of a multi-year reauthorization, ACEC and other industry stakeholders have lobbied lawmakers in support of a one-year extension to provide funding stability to clients before the current programs expire on September 30.

The bill would retain current funding levels and transfer $13.6 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to maintain solvency through Fiscal Year 2021. It also transfers $14 billion into the Airport & Airways Trust Fund to support the Airport Improvement Program.

The measure is included in a “continuing resolution” to extend funding for other federal agencies into December.  The House is expected to vote on the bill this week, with Senate action to follow.

Click here for a summary from the House Appropriations Committee.

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