The Senate Appropriations Committee’s Fiscal Year 2014 transportation spending bill would fully fund MAP-21 at $40.3 billion for highways, an increase of more than $600 million over FY 2013. The bill includes an additional $500 million for U.S. DOT competitive grants to address “bridges in critical condition” in response to the recent I-5 bridge collapse in Washington.

ACEC has staunchly advocated fulfilling the MAP-21 funding commitments.

The bill provides $10.7 billion for transit programs, including $1.943 billion for capital improvement projects, and maintains full funding for the Airport Improvement Program at $3.35 billion.

The Senate bill also provides $550 million for TIGER multi-modal grants and increases Amtrak funding to $1.45 billion, with an additional $100 million for intercity passenger rail development.

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