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Senate passes one-year extension of federal highway bill

Measure included in action to prevent government shutdown

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The Senate this evening approved a one-year extension of the federal highway bill, which would have expired at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

The extension was included in a continuing resolution (CR) passed by both chambers to avert a government shutdown. The stopgap bill pushes the deadline to pass the yearly spending budgets for the federal government to Dec. 11.

The Senate approved the action by an 84-10 vote.

ATSSA issues statement on proposed $1.3 trillion federal Omnibus bill

Highlights need for additional funding for roadway safety infrastructure

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American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA) Vice President of Government Relations Nate Smith has issued a statement following Congress’ passage of the $1.3 trillion federal Omnibus bill.