New Federal Transport Bill Unlikely

Low funding and attempts to gut environmental rules are blocking the Transportation Equity Act.
August 23, 2003, 11am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he doubts Congress will reauthorize TEA-21 this year. "The Bush administration has proposed $190 billion to be spent through 2009, but transportation industry groups have been calling for at least $375 billion. ...Reid said, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has indicated he wants to link transportation funding to the elimination of clean air and endangered species laws."

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Published on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 in Las Vegas Sun
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