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House Committee to Begin Marking Up Proposed Surface Transportation Renewal Bill Next Week

June 16, 2020

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will begin marking up the proposed Environment and Surface Transportation Act on June 17.

H.R. 7095 calls for $494 billion over five years, including $411 billion over five years out of the Highway Trust Fund for highway, transit, safety and research programs, a 46 percent increase over current spending levels.

About $105 billion would be allocated for transit programs under the Federal Transit Administration and $60 billion for commuter rail, Amtrak and other high-performance rail programs.

The legislation was developed by committee Democrats and committee Republicans are expected to oppose the bill.