Federal reimbursements to states for highway programs will also be halted, the Transportation Department said in a statement late Sunday. The reimbursements amount to about $190 million a day, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The furloughs and freeze on payments were the result of a decision last week by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning to block passage of legislation that would have extended federal highway and transit programs, the department said. Those programs expired at midnight Sunday.
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Personal anecdata ahoy! I drive across the bridge on the GW parkway all the time and OMG they need to finish that shit. It's a pain in the ass (as is all the 495 work, UGH).