Senate EPW Committee’s new transportation bill is well received by modal groups

Logistics Management |

By Jeff Berman | July 30, 2019

In our online news section yesterday, this headline appeared: “Senate EPW Committee takes a big swing at new surface transportation authorization.”

The big swing part of that rings considerably true, considering that, if the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 is signed into law, the five-year $287 bill would represent a 27% increase over current FAST (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) Act levels.

“We’re very pleased by the EPW Committee’s surface transportation authorization proposal, in particular, the Committee’s call for increased funding dedicated to freight through the INFRA program as well as the freight formula program. These funding levels are unprecedented, as is the Committee’s call for flexibility in allowing increased investment across all freight modes. CAGTC has championed robust, dedicated, and flexible freight funding since our establishment in 2001,” stated CAGTC Executive Director Elaine Nessle. “As the reauthorization bill moves forward, we look forward to working with the Senate Finance Committee to ensure these freight funding provisions become law.”

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