A key Senate committee introduced a six-year transportation bill that includes an expanded freight program.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s bill will be discussed publicly for the first time at a May 15 committee meeting.
Largely a continuation of the existing transportation spending law, MAP-21, the bill contains no new tolling provisions and does not address the issue of truck size and weight.
The measure would maintain about the same transportation spending levels as MAP-21, at about $105 billion per year, plus inflation.
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