Column: Federal law that funds highways to expire this year

05/26/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Federal legislation passed in 2005 that funds highway and mass transit projects is set to expire this year, writes Carolyn Feibel in the Houston Chronicle. She notes that the next Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act could include $500 billion and last up to six years. Meanwhile, some observers say the renewed legislation could include a policy shift aimed at reducing dependence on foreign oil and increasing transportation funding within cities.

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