Bill Reauthorizes Federal Highway, Transit and Safety Programs Creating Jobs
Washington, D.C. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) commends President Obama for signing into law a two-year, $105 billion transportation bill that will put people to work and provide needed funding assistance for state and local transportation projects. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century bill, known as MAP-21, reauthorizes federal highway, transit and safety programs through September 30, 2014. “APWA commends the President for signing into law a transportation bill that will sustain and create jobs and ensure stable funding over the next couple years to build and repair roads, bridges and public transportation systems, ” APWA Executive Director Peter B. King said.
“MAP-21 includes important reforms aimed at reducing the time it takes to complete transportation improvements, so projects can be built more efficiently, while saving taxpayers money,” said King. “APWA looks forward to working with federal, state and local partners as we move forward implementing the new law,” said King.
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.