Repeals a Federal regulation issued in December 2016 which would have required many metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to merge.
This bill nullifies the Federal Highway Administration’s and the Federal Transit Administration’s rule published on December 20, 2016, that revises transportation planning regulations with regard to the alignment of planning regulations with statutory provisions relating to the establishment of metropolitan planning area boundaries and the designation of metropolitan planning organizations.
Original sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]
Passed House by roll call vote: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll231.xml
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.