Overview of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) of 2019

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA) on 2019 July 30, 2019. The bill, which is being touted as the largest highway legislation in history, authorizes $287 billion over five years, including $259 billion for formula programs aimed at maintaining and repairing America’s roads and bridges. According to the Committee, the bill represents an overall increase of over 27 percent from the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST, Pub. L. No. 114-94) Act authorizing levels. The bill also includes a new subtitle on climate change that is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions by the transportation sector. The new subtitle creates a handful of new formula and competitive grant programs aimed at reducing emissions, while also enhancing the resiliency of the nation’s infrastructure system.

A detailed overview of the ATIA compiled by NEMWI can be viewed here.