Senator Barbara Boxer, chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced today that Senate Democrats are getting behind a two-year, $109 billion transportation reauthorization bill. The bill will maintain current funding levels, with an adjustment for inflation. According to Boxer, the Senate bill will save 600,000 construction and transit jobs.
The committee could vote on the bill in just two short weeks. It’s an encouraging sign, especially considering the monstrosity the House is expected to announce tomorrow. But as always, the devil is in the details.
I’ll be watching closely to see how things shape up.