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U.S. lawmakers optimistic about new surface transportation reauthorization bill

U.S. lawmakers optimistic about new surface transportation reauthorization bill

At AASHTO's Washington Briefing, members of Congress say they believe a bill will pass this year

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

At this year's AASHTO Washington Briefing, several key members of Congress expressed optimism that new surface transportation reauthorization legislation would pass this year before the FAST Act expires.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) said that with 2020 being a presidential campaign year, he expects the process for getting a surface transportation bill passed to be "competitive, costly, and combative."

"We need a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system," Barrasso said in his address to AASHTO. "So I am committed to getting this done this year—passing surface transportation reauthorization.” Barrasso emphasized that President Trump called on Congress to pass the senator's bill—America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019—during the State of the Union speech this year... FULL ARTICLE

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