- Type your Search terms in the box above.
- Or click the arrow above to Sort Weekly Updates by one or more topics.
Click on the icon to subscribe to an RSS feed. Or, whenever a "permalink" appears at the right of a page, you may use it to bookmark your selected update stream, then revisit that bookmark for future updates on your selected topic(s). You can also subscribe to get Weekly Updates by e-mail.
President Signs 90-Day Extension of SAFETEA-LU
On Friday, March 30, 2012, the president signed into law the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 (H.R. 4281), a 90-day extension of the current federal transportation reauthorization. The measure had been passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives on March 29.
The bill contains no policy changes and extends current programs and funding levels through June 30, 2012. While the Senate passedMoving Ahead for Progress in the 21stCentury (MAP-21), a 1.5-year, $109 billion reauthorization bill on March 14, the House rejected it in a procedural vote on March 21.
This is the ninth extension to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which originally expired on September, 30 2009. After the current extension expires March 31, the new extension will last until June 30, 2012.