Senate Passes Six-Year Transportation Authorization
- Published: Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:55
- Written by Rock Products News
By a bipartisan vote of 65-34, the U.S. Senate passed a six-year surface transportation authorization. Passage of the “Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act” or the DRIVE Act represents a major step toward completion of a robust highway bill this fall. Co-sponsored by Senators James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Tom Carper (D-La.), the bill would provide more than $40 billion in revenues to cover shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund during the first three years of the legislation’s six-year authorization.