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Mica Introduces Three-Month Surface Transportation Extension in House

Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced a three-month extension of surface transportation authorization in the House on March 22.  The House is expected to take up the legislation the week of March 26.

The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, H.R. 4239, is a “clean” extension of Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority, taxes, and funding authorizations through June 30, 2012. It will be the ninth extension of authorization since SAFETEA-LU expired Sept. 30, 2009.  The legislation provides for distribution of funds at the same rate as under the existing Fiscal Year 2012 DOT Appropriations Act and the current short-term extension (Public Law 112-30), which expires March 31.

The text of the bill is available by clicking here.

More information will appear in a brief APTA Legislative Alert.
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