Washington D.C. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) applauds U.S. Senate passage today of a two-year, $109 billion federal surface transportation reauthorization bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, MAP-21.
“The American Public Works Association commends the Senate for approving a bipartisan bill that reauthorizes our nation’s roads, bridges and public transportation programs at current levels of investment,” said APWA Executive Director Peter B. King. “We applaud the Senate for its work to advance a bill that includes reforms to help expedite the project delivery process so needed transportation projects can be completed more quickly, saving money and achieving project benefits sooner. Passage of this bill is a crucial step in completing work on a multi-year surface transportation bill.”
The latest extension of federal surface transportation programs expires March 31.
The American Public Works Association (www.apwa.net) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. APWA serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. APWA is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, has an office in Washington, D.C. and 63 chapters in North America.