For the longest time, the answer I have been giving to pretty much any transportation question is “We won’t know until we have a new federal transportation bill.” I’ve been saying that since 2009 now. So when will we have a transportation bill? Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) yesterday said that the House’s version of the bill is 70% to 80% percent complete.
That proposed measure would spend anywhere between $230 and $285 billion on roads and bridges over six years. The Senate meanwhile has been working on a two-year, $109 billion package of bills that would spend more per year on road projects. “The Hill” has the latest.