EPW Committee Leaders Introduce Most Substantial Highway Legislation in History

EPW Committee Leaders Introduce Most Substantial Highway Legislation in History

Summary of America's Transportation Infrastructure Act.

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The bill authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion for formula programs to maintain and repair America’s roads and bridges.

This bipartisan legislation includes the first-ever climate title in a highway bill and would invest $10 billion in policies and innovative projects aimed at reducing emissions and enhancing resilience.

Among other provisions, the legislation: authorizes $287 billion in highway spending and is the most substantial highway legislation in history; authorizes $259 billion to be distributed to states by formula; codifies key tenets of the “One Federal Decision” policy to streamline project delivery and federal approvals; establishes a program to support projects that will improve the resiliency of roads and bridges to natural disasters and extreme weather events; and authorizes a mix of formula-based and grant-based programs to begin to reduce transportation-related emissions.

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