Public Law 115-33: A bill to repeal the rule issued by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform”.

By | October 25, 2017
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Logo of the Federal Highway Administration. Public Law 115-33 repeals an FHA rule that would have required many metro planning organizations to merge.

Repeals a Federal regulation issued in December 2016 which would have required many metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to merge.

Official Summary

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.

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Original sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]

Cosponsors: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL], Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN], Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]


Passed House by roll call vote:

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

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