Topics: Highway Trust Fund

Transportation Coalition Opposes Devolution of Federal Highway Program

A coalition of transportation and construction groups urged Congress to oppose the devolution of the federal highway program and the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA), saying they would decimate the primary funding program for critical infrastructure while putting the safety of motorists and the health of the economy at risk. More

House Passes Short-Term Highway Patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an $11 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund that also extends the current highway law until May 2015. More

House and Senate Approve Transportation Funding Patches

Key House and Senate Committee’s charged with shoring up the dwindling Highway Trust Fund reported out legislation July 10 that would patch the fund until May 2015, when lawmakers aim to tackle a long-term solution. More

DOT Prepares to Delay State Reimbursements

The Department of Transportation said it will delay reimbursements to states when the Highway Trust Fund dips below $4 billion around Aug. 1. More

Senate Panel Postpones Vote on Trust Fund Bill

Leaders of the Senate Finance Committee said June 26 they will meet the week of July 7 to consider a short-term patch to the dwindling Highway Trust Fund, which will fall below its required $4 billion in July. More

Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes Critical

Raising fuel taxes remains the best option for generating critical revenues for the Highway Trust Fund by ensuring that funding levels keep up with inflation without threatening businesses that serve interstate travelers, Lisa Mullings President and CEO of NATSO said in a recent column written for CSP Magazine. More

Senator Plans To Tackles Highway Bill, RFS Early in 2014

The highway bill and the renewable fuels standard (RFS) are at the top of next year's agenda for Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. More

As Highway Trust Fund Hits Insolvency, Lawmakers Discuss Gas Tax Increase

Lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday debated the possibility of increasing the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax for the first time since 1993. More

USA Today Editorial Calls For Increasing the Gas Tax

Increasing the federal motor fuels tax is the simplest, fairest and least invasive way to increase revenues for infrastructure spending, USA Today stated in a recent editorial. More

Rep. McMorris Rodgers Says Gas Tax Increase 'Tough Sell'

When Congress gets to work next year on renewing the highway trust fund, increasing fuel taxes to fund highway infrastructure is going to be a tough sell, according to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.). More

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