BERKELEY, CA - JULY 01:  Traffic makes its way along Interstate 80 on July 1, 2015 in Berkeley, California. AAA is projecting that nearly 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more over the Fourth of July weekend, the largest number since 2007.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Justin Sullivan BERKELEY, CA - JULY 01: Traffic makes its way along Interstate 80 on July 1, 2015 in Berkeley, California. AAA is projecting that nearly 42 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more over the Fourth of July weekend, the largest number since 2007. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As President Obama last week signed a 2-year budget bill, the administration also extended federal funding for transportation. Set to expire on October 29, transportation funding has been extended to Nov. 20 in a short-term spending bill that was passed by both the House and Senate. This is still a short-term solution to fix America’s infrastructure, but was signed by the President to prevent interruption in road and transit funding. 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said this three week extension will allow members of Congress to work on a much needed multiyear highway bill, rather than short-term fixes. However, only time will tell as Congress has not passed a fully-funded, multi-year transportation bill since 2005. Each funding bill was for funding lasting two years or less. 

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