Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (S. 1813)
The bill authorizes $109 billion for surface transportation programs for two years, an extension of current aggregated funding levels through fiscal year (FY) 2013. Funding for this bill would come from the Highway Trust Fund, but also requires an additional $10.5 billion in revenues and offsets, which are included in the bill.
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|Overview of State-Related Provisions in the Senate’s Transportation Reauthorization Legislation, “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21)|
MAP-21 would reduce the number of highway programs from roughly 90 to 30, and restructures the overall federal-aid highway program around five “core” programs: congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ), national highway performance, transportation mobility, highway safety improvement, and
**Please Note: This summary is based on the bill and manager's amendment as passed by the Senate on March 14, 2012. However, until final text of the bill is available, the content in this summary may be subject to change.**
Key provisions of the bill would:
- Direct the Secretary of Transportation to create performance measures for safety, road conditions, and overall system performance that states would have to make progress towards or risk losing some of their funding;
- Eliminate various formulas now attached to individual funding programs and instead require states and MPOs to set targets based on federal performance metrics;
- Expand Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) funding from $122 million to $1 billion per year;
- Expand the use of alternative financing mechanisms and private-sector investment to supplement traditional highway grant funding;
- Eliminate the requirement that states spend federal funds on transportation enhancement projects, and amend the list of activities eligible for funding as transportation enhancements;
- Alter the criteria for Tier I and Tier II metropolitan planning organizations and create a new class of non-metropolitan planning organizations;
- Create new dedicated funding for freight transportation;
- Maintain public transit’s current funding levels and dedicated share of gas tax revenues;
- Expedite project delivery by streamlining NEPA review; and
Establish a new Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission.
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