Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)
MAP-21 authorized Highway Trust Fund programs for 27 months, covering Federal Fiscal Years 2012-2014. This act authorized more than $105 billion in federal funding for highway, transit, safety and innovative financing programs during this period — maintaining overall funding at 2012 levels with a small inflationary increase.
Congress Passes 2-month "Patch Bill" extension
The U.S. Congress recently passed a two-month extension to MAP-21, the federal government's surface transportation funding legislation that was set to expire May 31.
The extension maintains the program's current funding levels for public transportation, roads, bridges and rails. Congressional leaders have suggested that the extension is intended to provide time for Congress to secure funding for a long-term transportation funding bill.