Interstate 89 (copy)

A view of Interstate 89 northbound and southbound. 

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday announced the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, which passed out of the Environment and Public Works Committee, will include nearly $1.4 billion for Vermont’s roads, bridges and transit systems.

After the vote, Sanders said: "The vote today, to clear the Environment and Public Works committee, is a major first step for Vermont to receive the federal support it needs to improve our transportation systems. I look forward to helping to advance this bill through the committee process and onto the Senate floor."

Here are six numbers to know about the legislation's impact on Vermont:

$1.4 billion

Money allocated by the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act for Vermont's roads, bridges and transit systems.


Number of years the bill authorizes federal spending on transportation.


Increased funding for Vermont in year one.


Increased funding for Vermont throughout the life of the bill.


Reimbursement of state highway repairs made 270 days after disaster.

$40 million

Funding per year, through 2026, toward the National Scenic Byways Program.

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