Fixing America’s Surface Transportation

On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law (Text of the bill). The FAST Act is the first multi-year transportation bill passed by Congress in over a decade, and includes increases in funding for many transportation programs vital to the Lake Tahoe Region.

The FAST Act contains specific language regarding the Lake Tahoe Region that results in increased stable funding from various federal transportation programs. The Lake Tahoe language (found here) establishes a population factor that recognizes a portion of visitors to public lands in the Lake Tahoe Region. This stable funding is critical to improving the circulation of residents and visitors in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Please click on the following link for a PowerPoint from the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) summarizing the FAST Act’s impact on MPOs. (Fast Act PPT)

Visit the Federal Highway Administration website for more information.