H.R.2381 - Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act

To amend title 23, United States Code, to encourage and facilitate efforts by States and other transportation right-of-way managers to adopt integrated vegetation management practices, including enhancing plantings of native forbs and grasses that provide habitats for pollinators, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 23, United States Code, to encourage and facilitate efforts by States and other transportation right-of-way managers to adopt integrated vegetation management practices, including enhancing plantings of native forbs and grasses that provide habitats for pollinators, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act as introduced.

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Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act - Authorizes as an eligible project cost for the construction of a federal-aid highway the cost of improving habitat for pollinators (i.e. bees, birds, bats, and butterflies) on rights-of-way adjacent to such highways. Directs the Secretary

Official Summary

Highways Bettering the Economy and Environment Act - Authorizes as an eligible project cost for the construction of a federal-aid highway the cost of improving habitat for pollinators (i.e. bees, birds, bats, and butterflies) on rights-of-way adjacent to such highways. Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT), in conjunction with the states, to carry out programs that encourage:
(1) integrated vegetation management practices on roadsides and other transportation rights-of-ways, including reduced mowing;
(2) the development of habitat for pollinators through planting of native forbs and grasses; and
(3) research and demonstration projects on economic and environmental benefits and best practices for integrated vegetation management, reduced mowing, and planting of native forbs and grasses for pollinator habitat. Authorizes the use of federal funds for the provision of habitat for pollinators that is related to a federally-funded transportation project.

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