Amended during conference: “An act to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.” Read More


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on Jul 6, 2012.

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To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


The table of contents for this Act is as follows:


Sec. 101. Short title. Subtitle A--Federal-Aid Highways

Sec. 111. Extension of Federal-aid highway programs. Subtitle B--Extension of Highway Safety Programs

Sec. 121. Extension of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highway safety programs. Sec. 122. Extension of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration programs. Sec. 123. Additional programs. Subtitle C--Public Transportation Programs

Sec. 131. Allocation of funds for planning programs. Sec. 132. Special rule for urbanized area formula grants. Sec. 133. Allocating amounts for capital investment grants. Sec. 134. Apportionment of formula grants for other than urbanized areas. Sec. 135. Apportionment based on fixed guideway factors. Sec. 136. Authorizations for public transportation. Sec. 137. Amendments to SAFETEA-LU. Subtitle D--Highway Trust Fund Extension

Sec. 141. Extension of highway-related taxes. Sec. 142. Extension of trust fund expenditure authority. TITLE II--KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

Sec. 201. Short title. Sec. 202. Restriction. Sec. 203. Permit. Sec. 204. Relation to other law. TITLE III--RESTORE ACT

Sec. 301. Short title. Sec. 302. Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.



This title may be cited as the ``Surface Transportation Extension Act of...

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The Administration strongly opposes H.R. 4348. The Administration is committed to working on a bipartisan basis on a comprehensive surface transportation reauthorization bill. The reauthorization of the programs funded by the Highway Trust Fund is critical to the safety of the traveling public and the Nation’s ability to facilitate commerce and trade. Since the expiration of the last multi-year authorization bill in 2009, surface transportation and highway safety programs have operated under a series of short-term extensions, varying from one to nine months. By simply extending current authority through the end of the fiscal year, this legislation would miss a critical opportunity to provide more certainty to States and localities as they undertake the long-term planning and execution of projects and programs that are essential to creating and keeping American workers in good paying jobs, improving the Nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, and ensuring roadway safety. Further, the Administration is strongly opposed to this bill because it seeks to circumvent a longstanding and proven process for determining whether cross-border pipelines are in the national interest and for assessing the environmental impacts by mandating the permitting of the Keystone XL pipeline project, despite the fact that the pipeline route has yet to be identified and there is no complete assessment of its potential impacts, including impacts on health and safety, the economy, foreign policy, energy security, and the environment. The Administration continues to support dedicating a significant amount of the Clean Water Act civil penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill for Gulf Coast recovery in a manner that best serves the people and environment of the Gulf Coast. The Administration looks forward to working with the Congress to achieve this goal. Because this bill circumvents a longstanding and proven process for deterrmining whether crossborder pipelines are in the national interest by mandating the permitting of the Keystone XL pipeline before a new route has been submitted and assessed, the President’s senior advisors would recommend that he veto this legislation.

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Bill Summary

Amended during conference: “An act to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.”

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