A bipartisan group of senators have finally agreed to a long-term transportation spending bill.
The bill would spend about $56 billion a year on highway and transit construction, roughly the same amount per year, adjusted for inflation, as the last long-term transportation bill that expired in 2009. A lot of details are still up in the air though. KGW TV out of Portland tells us what has and hasn’t been agreed upon.
Good that you're bringing attention to this. But the title could be misinterpreted. Four Senators have agreed on principles (not actual language) for a new bill, which is great news. It remains to be seen what can pass out of committee, much less the entire Senate. And then there's the House, which will produce a very-different looking bill. We are, unfortunately, a long way from getting a final bill to replace SAFETEA-LU.
Yeah, I suppose you have a point there @Larry Ehl. I actually was trying to think of a better title but got distracted (as always) and didn't get back around to coming up with something better. I'll go back to the drawing board.
I know how that goes…I've rewritten many titles after publishing!