House Republicans Drop Long-Term Transportation Bill

House Republicans are abandoning the five-year, $260 billion surface transportation authorization that TCU and many other unions opposed and will try instead to pass a shorter bill that drops the changes that have drawn strong opposition.

The shorter House bill could reduce funding below current levels in order to find funding for the bill. The truncated surface transportation bill is expected to be attached to the energy production bill the House passed last week.

“TCU will work tirelessly to ensure that our members are protected,” said TCU President Bob Scardelletti. “Our members deserve to keep their jobs and commuter rail and transit passengers deserve good, reliable service in a safe environment.”

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