ARC Reauthorization Included in Senate Passed Transportation Bill

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by NADO Admin

Legislation to reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was included in the DRIVE Act (S.A. 2266 to H.R. 22), which is the Senate’s six-year surface transportation reauthorization.  The provision authorizes ARC for five-years and includes $100 million per year in recommended funding.  The provision also includes $10 million a year to improve rural broadband services and would allow local governments and metropolitan planning organizations to receive grants under DOT’s Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (http://www NULL.fhwa NULL.cfm).  The bill now awaits consideration by the House of Representatives.  Click here (https://www NULL.congress NULL.pdf) to view the full text of the bill.  

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