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Authorizing Legislation

Congress establishes the legal authority to commence and continue FTA programs through authorizing legislation. Each reauthorization amends the Federal Transit Laws codified in Title 49 USC Chapter 53.

The most recent authorization, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, was signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. The legislation reauthorizes surface transportation programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 through FY 2026. Prior authorization legislation includes: