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Cap Metro Says New Highway Bill is Good for Austin Transit

KUT News
Capital Metro says federal bill provides stability for the growth of public transit.

Capital Metro is celebrating the recent passage of a federal highway bill. The bill authorizes $105 billion for spending on transportation projects nationwide over a two-year period

The new transportation law is called "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" or MAP-21.

Capital Metro says the law provides much-needed stability. Capital Metro officials say MAP-21 gives a stable source of funding that's necessary for projects like bus and facility improvements.

"MAP-21 will further support Capital Metro's strategic plan to provide a high-quality, modern transportation system that meets the needs of our growing region," Capital Metro President/CEO Linda S. Watson says.

Passage of the bi-partisan bill went down to the wire. President Obama signed it on Friday.

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