What’s happening with the Federal transportation bill this week? The current extension of SAFETEA-LU, along with the federal gas tax and several fees authority, expires on March 31.
With that deadline steadily creeping up, I’m looking to ‘brand’ our monitoring of the move to either pass new federal transportation legislation or extend the current ‘Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.’ So help me out here. What do you think of these options? ‘Federal Transportation Bill Watch- Just Pass It Already, We’re Getting Nervous Here’ or ‘Federal Transportation Legislation- Government on the Move. Although it’s a Slow Roll.’ Okay, needs work I know. Back to the drawing board.
Well, anyway, here’s what’s happening with the Federal Transportation Bill this week according to Transportation Issues Daily: the House is in legislative recess to conduct an in-district work period. The Senate is in session and will continue to focus on and very likely pass its transportation bill. Debate on the remaining 22 amendments begins today, but voting isn’t expected to happen until Tuesday. A vote on the amended final bill could happen as early as late Tuesday evening.