Reagan DOT secretary discusses challenges of upcoming 2020 highway bill

“I think there are a few factors to think about in terms of the framework. One is that the current surface transportation authorization bill expires on September 30, 2020.”

What needs to be avoided, Burnley says, is what happened in the last go around: a series of short-term extensions that lead to highway funding uncertainty. “You cannot just go back to doing these short-term extensions without addressing the need to come up with additional sources of funding.”