What happened: The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is moving forward with eliminating previously adopted reforms of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which governs the federal environmental review process for transportation projects. The CEQ proposal runs counter to the Biden administration’s own support for a massive increase in transportation infrastructure investment through ...
What happened: The Senate Oct. 19 unanimously passed a measure, S. 3011, which ensures state and local governments may use COVID-19 emergency funding for surface transportation projects. The bill authored by Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) clarifies language in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) that provided $350 billion in Coronavirus State and Local ...