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30 Dec 2021 11:40 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

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Senate Passes Public Transit Provisions as Part of National Defense Authorization Act


The Senate passed S. 1605, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022, on Dec. 15. The NDAA includes several important public transportation provisions, including ones related to cybersecurity, transit security grants, and disposition of transit property for affordable housing. The bill now will go to President Biden, who is expected to sign it. For details, please read APTA’s Legislative Alert.

Buttigieg Visits New Hampshire to Talk About Infrastructure

 

US DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in New Hampshire this week promoting the benefits of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package President Biden signed into law last month. He has been traveling around the country to talk about the infrastructure package.


At a news conference, he said the law “represents a once in a generation investment in infrastructure and in jobs.” He said there has not been enough investment as a country in infrastructure. “This law changes that. It's a bipartisan law led by the President to properly fund everything from roads and bridges to trains and transit, and New Hampshire's a great place to discuss the impact that it is going to have."


The new funding includes $126 million for public transit formula funds in New Hampshire. The state would also be eligible for significant additional public transit and passenger rail competitive grants. The state’s proposed passenger rail project would connect cities such as Manchester and Nashua to Boston.
Buttigieg met with the state's congressional delegation, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess.

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