Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House in passing the first long-term highway and transit bill in a decade.
"Every motorist and commuter in New Jersey knows the importance of a strong highway and mass transit system. The House took action today to move forward on projects that will get people to and from work quicker, goods efficiently shipped and lay the groundwork for the type of infrastructure that keeps our area running. This measure is fully-funded, provides long-term certainty vital to economic growth and will create new, good-paying jobs." said Lance after passage.
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (H.R. 22) reauthorizes federal surface transportation programs through FY2021 while providing long-term certainty for state and local governments, flexibility for states to invest in transportation infrastructure, reforms permitting processes and eliminates duplicative bureaucratic burdens.