AASHTO Journal, 21 October 2011
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this week announced plans to mark up a two-year surface transportation bill on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. The bill, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century,” dubbed MAP-21, was described in a committee press statement as a bipartisan bill.According to the statement, MAP-21 “holds spending at current levels plus inflation, greatly increases leveraging of federal dollars, and modernizes and reforms the nation’s transportation systems to help create jobs and build the foundation for long-term prosperity.”
In July, Senator Boxer and Senator Inhofe released an outline for MAP-21 (see July 8 AASHTO Journal story). In May, Senators Boxer, Inhofe, Baucus, and Vitter released a joint statement on MAP-21 (see May 27 AASHTO Journal story).