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UPDATE ON LANDMARK TRANSPORTATION LEGISLATION
December 16, 2015, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST | REGISTER
On Dec. 3, Congress passed a five-year reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs called the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act,” or FAST Act. The legislation included significant policy and funding provisions for counties and marks the first long-term transportation bill in over a decade. Join this NACo webinar to learn about the bill and its impact on counties.
Since counties play such a critical role in the nation’s transportation system – owning 45 percent of all public road miles and 39 percent of the National Bridge Inventory, and having involvement in a third of all public transportation systems – NACo has made the reauthorization of federal surface transportation programs a top legislative priority for the organization.
The passage of the FAST Act represents a significant achievement for counties across the country. Not only will it provide states and local governments with the long-term certainty needed to plan and deliver projects but the legislation also makes more federal funding available for the types of infrastructure owned by counties and addresses additional county priorities.
The Honorable Sallie Clark
NACo President and Commissioner
El Paso County, Colo.
The Honorable Riki Hokama
NACo Immediate Past President and Council Member
Maui County, Hawaii.
NACo Associate Legislative Director – Transportation
Contact: Eryn Hurley, 202.942.4204