Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Federal Transportation Bill

House Transportation Committee Will Unveil Part of Transpo Bill Next Week

Correction: The initial post stated that the full transportation reauthorization will be unveiled next week. The post has been updated to reflect that only the rail portion will be released next week.

Committee Chair John Mica (R-FL) just announced that he'll be introducing the rail portion of the House transportation bill next Tuesday, which will specifically include the GOP proposal to privatize the Northeast Corridor, with a markup scheduled for Wednesday.

"This legislation will pass, I can guarantee you," he said of the whole bill. He said it might not pass this session, but it will pass in the next 36 months.

The rest of the bill, Mica said, will be introduced in the week after the July 4 recess, followed by a period for comment and public participation, and then a markup July 12, when the committee will send the bill to the full House for a vote.

Meanwhile, we're still waiting for a bill to be introduced by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. They said three weeks ago that they'd be releasing it in two weeks.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Thursday’s Headlines: Paris is a Lot Cooler than NYC Edition

The City of Light has figured out how to reduce the heat island effect. Plus other news in today's daily digest.

July 18, 2024

Exclusive: Legal Team Announced for Suit Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Attorneys from three firms have inked a joint defense agreement to fight "the governor’s illegal decision to cancel congestion pricing," Comptroller Brad Lander said.

July 17, 2024

Brooklyn BP Wants Mayor Adams To Do More To Reduce Parking

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso's recommendation on City of Yes: Eliminating parking mandates is not enough!

July 17, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Citi Bike By the Numbers Edition

Haters of Citi Bike are really going to detest the new website. Plus other news.

July 17, 2024

Once Again, There is More Evidence that Safer Streets Help Local Business

...and there's more insight into why people simply don't believe it.

July 17, 2024
See all posts