The Highway Bill- Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st  Century (MAP-21) aims to reauthorize the nation's transportation programs for two years. The bill, which  Senator Max Baucus co-sponsored, received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Environment and Public Works Committee today. Senator Max Baucus says Montana is a highway state..

“MAP-21” maintains funding at current levels, reforms the nation's transportation programs to make them more efficient, and provides assistance for transportation projects under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.

The current surface transportation bill expires March 31, and many groups ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the AFL-CIO have called for immediate action to reauthorize the nation’s transportation programs. After receiving unanimous bipartisan support in the Environment and Public Works Committee today, the bill will work its way through several additional committees before consideration of the full U.S. Senate.