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House Panel Clears $494B Highway-Transit-Rail Funding Bill

June 19, 2020

Via: ENR

After a two-day marathon voting session, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved a measure drafted by Democrats that would provide $494 billion for highway, transit and rail programs over the next five years, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions and building projects that can better withstand floods and other natural disasters.

The transportation measure, which committee members approved by voice vote, late June 18, would increase highway and transit funding by 46% over current levels and also provide a significant boost for rail funds.

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