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President Signs Highway Bill Hours Before Funding was Set to Expire

by Super Admin | Mar 01, 2016

December, 2015 - The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act proposed by the House-Senate Conference Committee has officially been approved. On December 3, with a vote of 359 to 65, the House of Representatives passed the FAST Act, and only hours after the House made their decision, the Senate also passed the bill with a vote of 83 to 16. President Obama then signed the highway bill into law on December 4, 2015, just in time before funding expired at midnight.

The $305 billion bill stretches five years and is fully funded. According to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee it, “refocuses on national priorities, provides long-term certainty and more flexibility for states and local governments.”

The American Trucking Associations is overall very pleased with the bill, especially with the steps it takes to reform the CSA Safety Monitoring System.

The FAST Act Outlined:

FAST Act, Source: http://transportation.house.gov/

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