The U.S. Senate has finally passed a $305 billon surface transportation reauthorization bill. This is the first major highway bill to be passed under President Obama’s time as president. It is the longest funding bill to pass in nearly a decade.
“We've waited a long time for this moment; this is the first long-term highway bill since 2005,” said James G. Toscas, president and CEO of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) in a press release. “Congress has finally proven to the American people that our nation’s transportation infrastructure is a priority. We applaud the leaders in the House and Senate for a successful bipartisan effort.”