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senate Bill S. 496

A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform".

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  • EnactedMay 12th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed April 27th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 417 Yea / 3 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Highways and Transit
  • The senate Passed March 8th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedMarch 2nd, 2017

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Official Title

A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled "Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform".

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.) (Sec. 1) This bill nullifies the Federal Highway Administration's and the Federal Transit Administration's rule published on December 20, 2016, that revises transportation planning regulations with regard to the alignment of planning regulations with statutory provisions relating to the establishment of metropolitan planning area boundaries and the designation of metropolitan planning organizations.
    Without more information, it's a no vote on repeal.
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    The purpose of the rule they are trying to repeal is to adjust metropolitan planning area boundaries to the current metropolitan areas in order for the federal highway administration to make the right 20 year investments and to ensure public due process on those decisions. The planning process is already legally required, this would allow states to redefine the planning areas. This rule should not be repealed, since it promotes the effective use of our tax dollars.
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    https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/496/text. Concerns https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-20/pdf/2016-30478.pdf. I vote yes: the bill referred to adds more bureaucratic red tape.
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    This tells me nothing. So, no.
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    Can't even find a bill summary on congress.gov.
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    No explanation of the bill is available here.
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