President Obama July 6, 2012 signed into law a new two-year, $105 billion federal surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). A week earlier, the U. S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate gave final clearance to the legislation, which reauthorizes federal highway, transit and safety programs at current levels plus an inflation factor through September 30, 2014.
The new law includes reforms expediting project delivery, establishes policies to improve freight movement, enhances innovative financing options and consolidates the number of highway programs by about two-thirds, with a focus on the National Highway System. MAP-21 is a two-year authorization taking effect October 1, 2012, with a three month extension of current law.
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