Tag: Highway Trust Fund

Congress’s transportation problems (and projects)

Congress’s transportation problems (and projects)

| March 17, 2015

Congress is currently facing a tempest of transportation issues. First and foremost is the impending budget deadline, fast approaching on May 31, but there are other looming problems and projects, too, including regulatory agency vacancies that are drawing attention to transportation safety, as well as renewed efforts to reinstate Amtrak service between New Orleans and […]

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Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

Ailing infrastructure: do we lack funding, or just leadership?

| February 27, 2015

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is hopeful that politicians can agree on long-term infrastructure funding. “I think there is a moment that is shaping up here for something good can happen,” Foxx said in a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in Washington. “It needs to be a long-term bill that […]

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Study suggests solutions to highway trust fund problems

Study suggests solutions to highway trust fund problems

| December 9, 2014

A new report released by the Eno Center for Transportation suggests that not only is our country’s Highway Trust Fund broke, but the way Congress has been repeatedly infusing it with life-saving cash may also be illegal. The study, The Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund, takes a look at what led the […]

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Sen. Boxer (D-CA) speaks out on highway fund

Sen. Boxer (D-CA) speaks out on highway fund

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, announced in a recent letter that salvaging the Highway Trust Fund is a major focus of her office, reports the blog Better Roads. Boxer, in a letter addressed to Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, and Congressman Sander Levin, reads, “Although Congress passed […]

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