The Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, which passed by a vote of 363 to 64, is a piece of legislation that reauthorizes highway funding for the next six years.
Rep. Shuster serves as Chairman of the House Transportation Committee and securing a multi-year bill, the first since 2005, has been a major goal of his.
“A long-term highway bill impacts the life of every single American,” said Congressman Shuster. “Our families will have safer roads and our small businesses and communities will thrive with a stronger transportation network. This long-term bill accomplishes something long overdue. It provides our state and local partners the certainty needed to invest in major projects that will spur economic growth.”
“We all drive on roads and bridges across Central and Southwestern Pennsylvania that are in desperate need of repair,” continued Shuster. “These investments cannot happen without a long-term bill, and I am proud that the House took action on an issue that quite frankly could not wait any longer.”
The bill was amended to H.R. 22. It now awaits action in the Senate.