Topics: Highway Trust Fund

Obama Administration Will Consider Proposals to Increase Gas Tax

The Obama Administration said it will consider any proposals that Congress approves to pay for transportation, including proposals that increase the gas tax. However, the White House stopped short of endorsing a fuel tax increase and reiterated its support for corporate tax reform as the best option for fixing the Highway Trust Fund. More

Rep. Shuster Rules Out Gas Tax Increase to Fund Highway Bill

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said passing a highway bill to pay for the nation’s infrastructure construction and maintenance is a top priority in 2015, however he ruled out a motor fuels tax increase as a means of paying for it. More

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

Fuel Tax Increase Paves a Better Road

NATSO urged lawmakers to increase the motor fuels tax when they debate a long-term highway bill next year in a recent editorial that appeared Aug. 19 in CSP. More

Deluxe Truck Stop Hosts Senator Roy Blunt

Bob and Nick Wollenman, Deluxe Truck Stop, St. Joseph, Mo. hosted Sen. Roy Blunt (R - Missouri) at their facility on August 12, 2014. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Responds to Highway Funding Letter

The Alliance for Toll Free Interstates (ATFI) held the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) in check this week after the group issued a misleading statement aimed at steering Congressional highway discussions toward tolling. 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

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