Udall Protects Rural N.M. Roads in Transportation Markup

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously reported the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) transportation bill out of committee including three amendments offered by U.S. Senator Tom Udall to protect rural roads in New Mexico.

The bipartisan MAP-21 bill will provide funding for surface transportation programs within the Federal Highway Administration through 2013.

“This bill provides our states and communities with more stability than the short term extensions of the last two years and protects more than 600,000 jobs that would be at risk if funding levels were cut,” Udall said.