2017 GA Bills Summary (updated 02/21/2017)
The following fact sheets were presented to Hampton Roads Caucus of the General Assembly January 28, 2016:
Click here to go to the General Assembly Transportation Legislation Website. You can search their database for current items under legislation.
Click a link below for information on HB2 and HB1887 transportation legislation items:
- Follow this link to the CTB's HB2 website
- Read this fact sheet on House Bill 2, Statewide Transportation Prioritization Process
- House Bill 1887: Transportation; funding, formula, updates annual reporting, and allocations; as it appears in the Legislative Agenda
Click to read the HRTPO 2017 legislative agenda resolution.
Click to read the HRTPO 2016 legislative agenda resolution.
Click to read the HRTPO 2015 legislative agenda resolution.
Click to read the 2016 legislative agenda background information.
2016 GA Bills Summary (updated 05/18/2016)
2015 GA Bills Summary (updated 05/05/2015)
Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act)
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the first federal law in over 10 years to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation. The Fast Act replaces the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (MAP-21) which was enacted on July 6, 2012. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over five years (fiscal years 2016-2020) for highway, public transportation, rail, research, technology, and safety programs. A major theme of the FAST Act is accelerated project delivery.
The legislation includes $225.2 billion from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for highway investment - a $20.2 billion increase over five years compared to maintaining FY 2015 funding levels. Nearly $11 billion will support two new programs designed to help states and local governments plan for and fund Freight Mobility Projects – the National Highway Freight Program and the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program.
Of the $225.2 billion total, $207.4 billion will be apportioned to the states by formula and includes a new Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP). The FAST Act provides that every state will see an increase of 5.1 percent increase in formula funds for FY 2016. This will be followed by annual increases of 2.1 to 2.4 percent between FY 2017 to FY 2020.
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