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Congress Passes Transportation Bill

Wilson & McQueen June 8, 2021

Both houses of Congress – the House of Representatives and the Senate – have passed a massive five-year transportation bill that seeks to address issues concerning highway challenges, such as how to improve roads so that goods can be delivered faster, by legislating a definite amount of federal aid so that major road restoration projects cannot be compromised.

For instance, the bill provides $4.5 billion in a new grant program for nationally significant highway and freight projects and $6.3 billion for a national highway freight program that uses a formula to earmark funding for the different states.

The measure also disallows rental car agencies and car dealers with fleets of over 45 cars from renting recalled vehicles that have not yet been repaired by the vehicles’ manufacturers.

Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC in Lexington represent clients who have suffered injuries in accidents caused by defective roads or automobiles. While this transportation bill represents Congress’s intent to create safer roads, we are here to help victims who were injured in preventable accidents in the meantime. Call us today.