5/12/14 9:01 PM EDT
The “big four” on the Senate EPW Committee have released a bipartisan, 6-year transportation bill that keeps funding level plus inflation.
The 150-page bill, dubbed the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act, will be marked up Thursday at 9:30 a.m.
The draft bill would boost transparency for how transportation dollars are spent, maintains the structure of main highway programs as reformed in MAP-21 two years ago and sets up a formula-based freight program, according to the summary.
The bill doesn’t include any funding, which is up to the Senate Finance Committee. Chairman Ron Wyden is weighing several options, including a short-term patch if he can’t find agreement on how to raise the roughly $100 billion needed to fund the EPW bill.
— Adam SniderTags: transportation