The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday night approved a bill to dedicate money to transportation and housing projects in 2010.
The bill dedicates $41.8 billion to the Highway Trust Fund for federal highways, including $429.8 million for transportation research programs. The bill includes $4 billion to pay for high-speed rail projects, up to $50 million of which can be spent planning passenger rail projects.
The bill also dedicates money to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, including $25 million for brownfields cleanup and $2 billion for the HOME investment partnerships program, which supports nonprofit developers and property managers.
The bill passed the House on a vote of 256-168, and will go to the U.S. Senate for consideration.