2014 Highway Bill

Republican gains in the Senate have strengthened the GOP’s ability to advance transportation initiatives when the next Congress convenes in January but lowering the prospects of action before then.   Democrats who currently control the Senate want to press ahead with a long-term highway bill in the post-election lame-duck session. The pressing issue for next year will be how Congress will fund the nation’s transportation system. Federal highway programs are funded under an extension of MAP-21, legislation that expires in May.

(Source: Transport Topics)