Senate

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee unveiled the America's Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), which authorizes $287 billion in funding from the Highway Trust Fund for the nation's surface transportation programs over the next five years.

The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved legislation July 27 that would provide a $19.5 billion funding boost for the U.S. Department of Transportation in 2018, The Hill reported. The spending plan is $978 million above the DOT's current levels, and almost $3.3 billion more than what President Trump had requested.

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a joint legislative proposal introduced by Sens. David G. Argall and Judy Schwank which aims to curtail the number of accidents and fatalities on state highways due to reckless driving and speeding. Senate Bill 172 would establish a three-year pilot program for PennDOT to use speed cameras in active work zones on limited access highways to examine whether the additional $100 fine motorists would incur if they commit a violation within the automated enforcement zone would compel them to slow down when passing through the zone.