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Congress Passes 22-Day MAP-21 Extension; PTC Deadline Extended for Three Years

With only days before MAP-21 was due to expire, both the House and Senate passed by voice vote on Oct. 28 the latest short-term extension of public transit and highway programs, and they agreed to extend the deadline for PTC implementation from this Dec. 31 to Dec. 31, 2018.

After this period, the DOT secretary could extend the PTC deadline on a case-by-case basis for two additional years.

The extension now goes to President Obama for his signature.

Lawmakers are hopeful that the 22-day public transit and highway extension will provide enough time for the House and Senate to reconcile their different versions of a new six-year surface transportation authorization bill.

The six-year Senate bill was approved in late July; the House bill (which the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee passed in mid-October) is scheduled to be voted on by the full House the week of Nov. 1.

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