After years of Congress passing short-term extensions of highway & transit programs, on Dec. 3 they passed a five-year highway & transit bill known as the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. On Dec. 4, the president signed this bill into law. The FAST Act provides roughly $300 billion for federal highway & transit programs through fiscal year 2020.
Thank you to everyone who met with their members of Congress or wrote letter, urging passage of a long-term highway & transit bill. Hardhats for Highways has generated more than 25,000 letters to Congress over the past 21 months.
Encourage your employees to also send e-Hardhat messages to their Representative.
However, our work is not yet done. Although Congress was able to come up with enough funding to pass a five-year bill, they were not successful in finding a sustainable funding solution to provide continued investment in our nation’s transportation infrastructure after 2020.
Please check back as we update the Hardhats for Highways website with information on providing a sustainable funding source for federal transportation programs.