The U.S. Senate last Wednesday passed by a 73-25 vote, The Great American Outdoors Act, which will permanently provide $900 million in oil and gas revenues for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which helps secure land for trails and parks, according to THE HILL.
The legislation will also put $6.5 billion toward addressing a maintenance backlog at national parks.
Of special interest to the roadbuilding community is that much of the maintenance backlog is related to transportation assets, including roads. (Click here to see our coverage of the legislation.)
Commenting on the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said, “The Great American Outdoors Act will bring much-needed resources to the long-deferred maintenance and upkeep in parks and other public lands all across our country.”
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