Highway & Transportation

October 1, 2020

Enacts One-Year Federal-Aid Highway & Transit Extension

September 24, 2020

One-Year Extension of the FAST Act Included

September 17, 2020

Only a few days remain until the current highway and public transit law – the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act – expires on September 30. AGC is cautiously optimistic that Congress will extend the FAST Act for one-year (through fiscal year 2021). The extension would likely be considered as part of legislation to temporarily fund the federal government, known as a continuing resolution (CR). However, there is one outstanding issue that key negotiators need to resolve.

September 10, 2020

Tell Congress & the President to Protect Construction Jobs!

The federal-aid highway and transit programs shut down in 20 days unless Congress and President Trump take action. Click HERE and tell them to act before September 30 to avoid the potential loss of hundreds of thousands of construction jobs and the delay or cancellation of transportation projects!

August 20, 2020

On August 18, AGC, along with 14 other stakeholders in the transportation community, called on President Trump to oppose any temporary suspension or permanent repeal of dedicated federal user fees that generate revenue for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF).

August 20, 2020

Calls for One-Year Surface Transportation Extension with Additional Funds

July 9, 2020

On July 8, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) passed legislation to fund related programs for fiscal year (FY) 2021. If enacted, this measure would provide significantly increased funding for surface transportation programs consistent with levels offered in the recent House passed INVEST in America Act.

July 2, 2020

On July 1, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a  $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment bill—the largest and broadest federal investment in the nation’s infrastructure ever.

June 18, 2020

On June 15, Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced the Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, legislation that would ensure Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds can be used to provide incentive payments to contractors for early completion of eligible projects. Rather than the owner agency establishing unrealistic completion dates, which could discourage some contractors from bidding on those projects, incentive payments allow contractors to determine how best to earn the incentive.


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