Blog entries tagged with: federal transportation policy

The Elections and Transportation in 2021

Now that Election week is over, and Joe Biden has been declared the next President, we wanted to take a few minutes to look forward to 2021.

Congress Says See You Next Year on Transportation

Last week, Congress passed a short-term extension to funding for all federal agencies, giving them until December 11, 2020 to reach a deal on funding for the rest of 2021.  As part of that bill, Congress also included a one-year extension of current transportation law and funding (the FAST Act), through September 2021. 

Transportation Bill Heads to Extension

Unfortunately, the gains for active transportation and safety for people biking and walking that we won in the Senate America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 and the House INVEST Act are at risk.  The Senate has not moved its bill the rest of the way through the Senate, and it still lacks the transit, safety and funding titles.

House Transportation Bill Advances with More Infrastructure Priorities

Since our last federal policy blog two weeks ago covering Committee action, the House transportation bill, the INVEST in America Act, has expanded and moved forward.  As a reminder, the INVEST Act includes an estimated $7 billion over four years for active transportation projects and improving safety for people biking, walking, and rolling, plus many strong policy changes.  Given this, 32 national organizations joined with the League of American Bicyclists, American Heart Association, and Safe Routes P

House Transportation Bill Gets Even Better as It Moves through Committee

Over the course of 24 hours spread over two days, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee under the leadership of Chairman DeFazio (D-OR) considered amendments to the INVEST in America Act, which is the House version of the surface transportation reauthorization bill.  Some members were in the Committee room, spaced out for safety, and others Members participated via webcam, while audience members watched via YouTube. 

House Transportation Bill Includes Big Wins for Biking and Walking