L/SFR Sneak Preview: Officials and Stakeholders Push For Quick Transportation Reauthorization

September 6, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

(This post is excerpted from a story in the Sept. 12 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) Pressure to implement a long-term transportation package has ratcheted up again in recent weeks, despite the chilly fiscal climate that still hangs over any legislation related to federal spending.

Groups and stakeholders as disparate as the Obama administration, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce have pushed in recent weeks for an extension of the surface transportation law — formally known as the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users, or SAFETEA-LU — before it expires at the end of September.

For more about the politics around the transportation reauthorization subscribers to L/SFR should refer to their Sept. 12 issue.


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