Legislation making “technical corrections” in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Act: A Legacy for Users’ highway section was approved on June 6 by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The bill is expected to be joined with transit and safety provisions cleared or to be voted on by the Senate banking and commerce committees.
The envisioned Senate package is similar to a corrections bill the House passed in March. Both boost funds for a transportation policy and revenue panel and give it six more months to report to Congress. Both bills also have changes state officials sought in SAFETEA-LU research provisions. The House bill has corrections to more than 235 highway projects; the Senate panel’s has about 105.