By Miles Moore, Senior Washington Reporter
WASHINGTON (June 29, 2015) — The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) has introduced a six-year bipartisan transportation funding reauthorization bill, just days after the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees held hearings on the issue.
The committee announced the bill June 23 and held a business meeting on it the following day. The bill is S. 1647, the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act.
“The DRIVE Act will provide states and local communities with the certainty they deserve to plan and construct infrastructure projects efficiently,” said EPW Chairman James Inhofe, R-Okla., in a press release announcing the bill's introduction.