The End is Near: MPO Coordination Rule Repeal Passes House

Minutes ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation 417-3 to repeal the MPO Coordination Rule. House passage was the final step of the legislative process, and the bill now goes to the president for his signature. After marking up H.R. 1346, co-sponsored by Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Jason Lewis (R-MN), in committee earlier this month, the House ultimately passed S. 496, titled To repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform” and co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Todd Young (R-IN), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV). Passing the Senate version, which was identical to the House bill, prevents the Senate from having to act again.

We appreciate the support from many of you over these past months, and we are pleased that our work together secured a victory for common sense on a strong bipartisan basis.

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