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Transportation organizations applaud passage of INVEST act

The U.S House of Representatives passed Thursday the INVEST in America Act, a surface transportation bill, by a 221-201 vote.

The bill provides $109 billion for public transportation and addresses the $105 billion state-of-good-repair backlog. It also provides $100 billion for passenger and freight rail, which includes $32 billion for Amtrak, $30 billion for a next-generation passenger rail grant program to upgrade and grow service, and $25 billion dedicated for bridges, stations, and tunnels.

The INVEST in America Act also includes an amendment by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) that increases the PRIME grant program to $30 billion over five years.

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