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Fly-In Follow-Up: FAST Act Reauthorization Bill Introduced in Senate
May 24, 2021 by NAPA Government Affairs

Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation Infrastructure, released a bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill on May 23 that will be marked up by the EPW Committee on May 26. 

The Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 sets a new baseline funding level at a historic high of $303.5 billion for US Department of Transportation programs for highways, roads, and bridges. This marks an increase of more than 34 percent from Congress’ last reauthorization of the FAST Act in 2015. 

Under the new bill, Federal-aid Highway Program funding would increase from $46.4 billion this year to $57.7 billion in fiscal year 2022, representing Republicans’ final offer to fund President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The bill also funds NAPA’s recommendation for states to be allowed to utilize a safety contingency fund for work zone safety and reauthorizes the Accelerated Implementation and Deployment of Pavement Technologies Program at $12 million per year. 

For detailed information, review the section-by-section breakdown and see tables for apportionments and authorizations. NAPA will post a summary of the bill on its website this week.

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