The Senate is set to vote on a bill that would provide up to $8.3 million in transportation trailers to states with severe travel bottlenecks, the Associated Press reported.
The Senate Finance Committee voted 8-3 Wednesday to approve the bill, which would fund up to 10 percent of the cost of transportation trailers for up to four years and allow the states to use up to 50 percent of their funds for such trailers.
The move comes as states are grappling with the impact of a new federal law that aims to cut congestion, improve air quality and reduce air pollution.
The measure has drawn bipartisan support, with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida supporting the measure.
The bill would also provide up $1 million for the state’s Department of Transportation to purchase trailers and install them in its public transportation systems.