Passage With Amendment
May 19, 2004
NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.
NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.
April 2, 2004(Key vote)
Title: Highway Trust Fund Bill
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs and for other purposes.
Authorizes appropriations out of the Highway Trust Fund up until the 2009 fiscal year for various federal aid-highways systems and programs (Sec. 1101).
Establishes the Equity Bonus Program to revise federal highway funding minimum guarantee provisions for each state (Sec. 1104).
Appoints the Department of Transportation as the lead federal agency in the environmental review process for a project (Sec. 1206).
Directs the Secretary to conduct an ongoing intelligent system transportation program to research, develop, and operationally test and advance nationwide deployment of intelligent transportation systems as a component of the U.S. surface transportation systems (Sec. 5602).
Modifies provisions governing the development and revitalization of U.S. public transportation systems and provides appropriations (Secs. 1702, 3002).
Reauthorizes and modifies the following federal-aid programs: the surface transportation program, the highway trust fund and excise tax credit program, and the hazardous materials transportation program (Secs. 3043, 7001-7027, 9000).