NARC Releases MAP-21 Reauthorization Act Summary

On Monday, May 12, 2014, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) released the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322), a multi-year reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs. Current law, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), expires on September 30, 2014. EPW will markup the bill tomorrow, Thursday, May 15 at 9:30am.

The bill includes:

  • $265 billion for federal surface transportation programs for fiscal years 2015 through 2020.
  • Funding for a national freight program, which includes metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in varying capacities for designating and creating components of the freight network and strategic plan.
  • Redesigned and new competitive grant programs, such as Projects of National and Regional Significance and American Transportation Awards, the latter of which MPOs are eligible to receive.

Click HERE to read NARC’s summary of MPO-relevant sections of the bill. Click HERE to read NARC’s press release concerning the bill. Click HERE to read NARC’s summary of the Administration’s GROW AMERICA Act.

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