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Feb 2016 | THE FEBRUARY ISSUE

TACKLING THE INFRASTRUCTURE DEFICIT: USING PRIVATE DOLLARS FOR PUBLIC PROJECTS
SHANE SKELTON, ALLIANCE FOR INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

On December 1st, conferees from the United States Senate and House of Representatives reached an agreement on a $305 billion, five-year transportation funding bill known as the FAST Act. The agreement, or “conference report”, was sent back to both chambers of Congress for an up or down vote, where it was quickly approved, making it the first long-term surface transportation infrastructure funding bill since 2005. The agreement came just in time, as current funding authorization would have expired only days later. President Obama signed the measure into law on Friday December 4th 2015. 

 

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