Three-Month Surface Transportation Extension Proposed

A bill to extend the authorization for federal highway and transit programs through the end of October has been introduced in the U.S. House.

“My goal remains the completion of a long-term bill to improve our Nation’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure as soon as possible, and the House continues to make progress on that bill,” House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said in a news release.

“The Senate’s work on their transportation bill is a positive step, but the House also needs to make its voice heard and put forth its own priorities for such a significant piece of legislation,” Shuster added. “I believe this three-month extension represents the compromise that allows the House more time, and a confirmation of our commitment to produce a fiscally responsible long-term proposal.”