Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act enacted in December 2015 represented the first comprehensive, long-term surface transportation legislation since 2005’s SAFETEA-LU. The FAST Act continues to fulfill the Constitutional directive that investment in transportation is a core federal responsibility. Its authorization of $305 billion for federal highway, highway safety, transit, and passenger rail programs from 2016 to 2020 could not have been timelier in supporting our economic growth and maintaining our multimodal transportation infrastructure.

Beyond funding stability, after decades of adding layers of regulatory requirements on state transportation agencies, some aspects of the FAST Act provided helpful policy reforms. AASHTO recognizes that we need to continue the momentum of the FAST Act by making further efficiency gains on transportation policies and project delivery and provide increased flexibility for states. State DOTs strive to maintain responsible stewardship of taxpayer resources and both human and natural environments, all the while improving both mobility and accessibility for all residents and businesses.

AASHTO Resources

Funding Resources

USDOT Resources

Estimated Distribution of Surface Transportation Block Grant Program by Fiscal Year

Federal Transit Administration FAST Website

Congressional Resources