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Mar 2016 | THE MARCH ISSUE

THE FAST ACT: A STEP TOWARD PREDICTABLE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING
EMIL H. FRANKEL, ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

The recent enactment of the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act) has rightly been acclaimed as a significant legislative achievement and an important step forward in American national transportation policy. The passage of the five-year FAST Act represented the first time in ten years that Congress has been able to enact a multi-year surface transportation authorization bill, and it was done with overwhelming bipartisan majorities in both Houses of Congress.  The bi-partisanship that characterized consideration of this legislation was, in and of itself, a remarkable event in a deeply partisan and ideologically divided Congress.      

 

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