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Committee Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization & Reform Act

Washington, DC, October 22, 2015 | Jim Billimoria, Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a bipartisan, multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.

The STRR Act helps improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, reforms programs and refocuses those programs on addressing national priorities, maintains a strong commitment to safety, and promotes innovation to make the system and programs work better.  The proposal is fiscally responsible, provides greater flexibility and more certainty for states and local governments to address their priorities, and accelerates project delivery.  The bill also extends the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control technology.

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The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously approved the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763), a bipartisan, multi-year surface transportation bill to reauthorize and reform federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs.

The STRR Act helps improve the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, reforms programs and refocuses those programs on addressing national priorities, maintains a strong commitment to safety, and promotes innovation to make the system and programs work better.  The proposal is fiscally responsible, provides greater flexibility and more certainty for states and local governments to address their priorities, and accelerates project delivery.  The bill also extends the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control technology.

“The Committee’s overwhelming approval of the STRR Act today is a positive step forward for our Nation’s transportation system and our economy,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).  “I look forward to House action on the bill and going to conference with the Senate as soon as possible.”

Click here for more information on the STRR Act.

Click here for Chairman Shuster’s and Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves’ prepared statements from today’s markup of the STRR Act.

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