Prior to this bill’s passage, the Highway Trust Fund was set to run out of money by the end of the August.  This bill extends the solvency of the Fund through December 2014.

Senator Jon Tester:

“This bill provides critical funding to build and maintain roads and bridges across Montana while also putting folks to work strengthening our state’s infrastructure.  I’m disappointed Congress hasn’t reached a long-term solution yet, but I will continue to work to make sure our state’s economy and transportation system have more certainty moving forward.”

The measure now goes to the House of Representatives.