Highway Trust Fund

First Prev Page of 4 Last Show per page, 72 total
Headline

NATSO Analysis: Chairman Shuster Infrastructure Proposal

July 25, 2018

NATSO Analysis: Chairman Shuster Infrastructure Proposal

This week retiring House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released draft legislation outlining his vision for enhanced infrastructure investment. The draft legislation is designed to facilitate a process whereby the United States can recalibrate how it pays for infrastructure as it moves into the middle part of the 21st Century, while at the same time providing a mechanism to adequately fund such investment in the near-term as the process plays out. Although many stakeholders -- including NATSO -- object to certain provisions in the draft legislation, it nonetheless represents a important continuation of -- and positive shift in -- the discussion President Trump started when he released his own infrastructure proposal earlier this year.

Congressman Shuster Unveils Infrastructure Vision

July 24, 2018

Congressman Shuster Unveils Infrastructure Vision

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on July 23 unveiled his framework for the future of infrastructure policy, which included encouraging states to lease their infrastructure assets to the private sector as well as temporarily boosting the motor fuels tax until it can be replaced with per-mile fees.

Top GOP Senator Won't Rule Out Fuel Tax Increase

November 1, 2017

Top GOP Senator Won't Rule Out Fuel Tax Increase

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said that he won't rule out raising the motor fuels tax as a means of increasing infrastructure revenues. Senator Thune's comments came just days after White House officials told a group of moderate House lawmakers that they are considering a gas tax hike to help offset President Trump’s infrastructure proposal.

Trump Administration Announces Support for Tolling, Rest Area Commercialization

May 23, 2017

Trump Administration Announces Support for Tolling, Rest Area Commercialization

The Trump Administration released its 2018 budget proposal on May 23, and it includes recommendations to change federal law in a manner that would effectively crush the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

President Says He Will Consider Motor Fuels Tax Increase

May 2, 2017

President Says He Will Consider Motor Fuels Tax Increase

President Trump said May 1 that he would consider raising the gas tax as a means of boosting infrastructure revenues, however the President stopped short of announcing a full-scale endorsement for a motor fuels tax increase.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Infrastructure Bills

March 24, 2017

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Infrastructure Bills

U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) introduced two bipartisan bills that would use revenues from tax reform to finance infrastructure.

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Fund Infrastructure

March 23, 2017

Rep. DeFazio Introduces Legislation to Fund Infrastructure

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, on March 22 introduced legislation that he said will generate nearly $500 billion to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges and transit systems.

President Reiterates Call for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

March 1, 2017

President Reiterates Call for $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

During his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump reiterated his call for a $1 trillion infrastructure package that would be financed with both public and private funds.

Senate Committee Examines Infrastructure Policy

February 9, 2017

Senate Committee Examines Infrastructure Policy

For the second time in as many weeks, a key congressional committee held a hearing to consider funding options for improving the nation's infrastructure. Throughout the hearing, senators emphasized the need to find direct funding opportunities -- such as raising the motor fuel excise tax -- because private financing does not provide a complete solution, especially in rural communities.

House Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Policy, Funding

February 2, 2017

House Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Policy, Funding

In the first of what will surely be many Congressional hearings on highway policy this year, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard from executives at FedEx, Cargill, BMW, and Vermeer Corp., as well as the AFL-CIO. The hearing was widely bipartisan, and lawmakers called it a good first step in the process of developing a massive infrastructure plan. But it remains clear that Congress and the White House still have a long way to go before they can agree on a viable path forward to raise the necessary revenue to improve the nation's transportation system.

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

January 31, 2017

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

The U.S. Senate on Jan. 31 voted 93 to 6, confirming Elaine Chao as the 18th Secretary of Transportation, replacing outgoing Secretary Anthony Foxx.

December 1, 2016

Mnuchin Reiterates President-Elect's Support for Infrastructure

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department reiterated the incoming administration's commitment to passing a massive infrastructure package calling it a big priority for the administration.

Voters: Federal Government Should Pay to Repair Infrastructure

August 19, 2016

Voters: Federal Government Should Pay to Repair Infrastructure

The nation’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years and the Federal government should bear the primary responsibility for funding repairs, according to a recent survey of 2,000 registered voters.

Hillary Clinton Promises Massive Infrastructure Bill

August 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton Promises Massive Infrastructure Bill

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in an economic speech on Thursday August 11, said that her proposed infrastructure plan is the best way to put Americans to work.

NATSO Pleased that Presidential Candidates Support Infrastructure Investment

July 20, 2016

NATSO Pleased that Presidential Candidates Support Infrastructure Investment

Although there is not a lot that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on, there is common ground on the state of the nation's roads and bridges. Both presidential candidates have highlighted the need to invest in infrastructure as a way to kickstart economic growth, an issue on which NATSO's government affairs team is a leading voice in Washington.

NATSO Supports Long-Term Highway Funding

June 29, 2016

NATSO Supports Long-Term Highway Funding

As East Coast states experiment with novel highway funding strategies and a new report from a transportation research group highlights the need for additional highway revenue, NATSO's leadership on transportation funding policy becomes even more important.

Members of Congress, Government Officials Push for Transportation Funding Fix

May 31, 2016

Members of Congress, Government Officials Push for Transportation Funding Fix

Members of Congress and former transportation officials are pushing for a long-term funding fix for the Highway Trust Fund.

Funding Opportunities for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

March 18, 2016

Funding Opportunities for Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Eligible transportation projects in need of funding now have the opportunity to access roughly $2 billion in previously unused earmarks, under recently released guidance from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Through this "repurposing," state and local governments can now access funding that has previously been earmarked for specific uses without having to go through a lengthy legislative process. This announcement comes pursuant to the 2016 Omnibus spending law that provided states authority to repurpose earmarked funds if the earmark is more than 10 years old with less than 10 percent of project funds obligated or if the project is closed.

Delving Into the Highway Bill: How It's Paid For

December 11, 2015

Delving Into the Highway Bill: How It's Paid For

The five-year highway bill signed into law Dec. 4 by President Obama utilizes a variety of funding mechanisms that are unrelated to transportation. On the one hand, it is a positive development that Congress was able to agree on a long-term package, providing the certainty needed for substantial investments in highway-related projects. This ultimately could make finding a way to pay for highways even more difficult when the current bill expires in 2020.

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Transportation Policy

December 9, 2015

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Transportation Policy

The 1,300 page, $305 billion highway bill that Congress passed last week contains dozens of provisions that reflect the country's transportation policy priorities over the next five years. Although these provisions generally will not directly impact NATSO members, they will shape the market and regulatory environments within which NATSO members operate. Below is a brief overview of some of these topics.

First Prev Page of 4 Last Show per page, 72 total