On Tuesday, July 30, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee unanimously approved a five-year surface transportation reauthorization measure spanning FY 2021 through 2025. The America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) (S. 2302) authorizes $287 billion in funding from the Highway Trust Fund for the nation’s highway surface transportation programs over five years, representing a roughly 27 percent increase over the levels authorized in the previous legislation, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, which is set to expire in September 2020.

To view the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) analysis of the two transportation packages, click here.

Contributed by: NACo