House approves 90 day extension to the transportation bill

The House of Representatives approved a 90-day extension to the federal transportation bill which provides federal funding for road, bridge and mass transit projects. The bill was set to expire on March 31, 2012. This is the 9th extension to this bill.   

The extension will run through June 30 at which time if a new federal transportation bill is not passed, the bill will expire ceasing collection of the gas tax for the Highway Trust Fund which funds transportation programs or another extension is adopted.

The Senate passed a 2 year, $109 billion bill last week.

It is imperative that we continue to contact our members of Congress and press for a comprehensive transportation bill that includes dedicated funding for public transportation.