This week, the U.S. Senate voted to forward a bill that would provide $74.3 billion for programs across the federal transportation system, as well as provide for housing assistance and community development. The legislation specifies $1 billion for infrastructure grants, as well as more than $650 million for the the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Other agencies that would benefit from the bill include the Federal Aviation Administration ($17.7 billion), the Federal Railroad Administration ($2.8 billion), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ($972 million).
The bill was part of a package that included legislation to fund programs during the same time period at agencies within the Commerce, Agriculture, Interior, and Housing and Urban Development departments.
Federal government funding authority expires Nov. 21.