Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009

Washington, DC (June 22, 2009)- The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure today released the Committee Print of the next surface transportation authorization bill. The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit is now set to take up the bill.

Bill Status:
June 24, 2009- Highways and Transit Subcommittee markup
“Today, the Committee lays out a plan to transform our surface transportation system so that it can meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s challenges,” said Chairman James L. Oberstar (Minn.). “It restructures surface transportation programs to a performance-based framework to cut fatalities and injuries on our highways, bring highway, bridge, and public transit systems to a state of good repair, reduce congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, and support robust investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”
“The Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009 provides our nation a vision and a path towards a 21st Century transportation system. It will make our highways safer, improve our roads and transit systems, make our businesses more competitive by reducing their costs due to time spent in traffic, and reduce the amount of time the average person spends in gridlock,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. “This is an opportunity to move past broken policies of the past and move toward a more accountable and efficient future.”
Related Resources:
Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009
Executive Summary of the Surface Transportation Authorization Act of 2009 Blueprint for Investment
National Highway Chokepoint Congestion Relief Act