About the bill
S. 496 repeals the Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform rule. On December 20, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the final rule ‘‘Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform’’ (81 Fed. Reg. 93448). This rule significantly alters transportation planning regulations, in an attempt to promote more effective regional planning by States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). Among other changes, the rule requires MPOs in the same urbanized area to merge, adjust their boundaries, or produce a single, unified set of plans to guide transportation investments. The final rule includes a waiver process, subject to approval by the Secretary, from some of the joint planning requirements if an area can demonstrate suitable coordination.
The rule exceeds the planning requirements set forth ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017
Length: 1 page
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 12, 2017
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 12, 2017.
What legislators are saying
“Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Becomes Law”
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL] (Sponsor) on May 12, 2017
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S. 496 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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”, Pub. L. No. 115-33, S. 496, 115th Cong. (2017).
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