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Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

Jul 08, 2014

Lawmakers urged to search for highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

Jun 26, 2014

Short-term patch on hold while Senate panel sorts out spending concerns

The Senate Finance Committee has delayed its vote on a proposed short-term patch that would provide funding for transportation infrastructure projects through Dec. 31, The Hill reports. During a markup of the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways (PATH) Act Chairman Ron ...

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Foxx sends second HTF warning to state DOTs; lawmakers talk funding solutions

Jun 23, 2014

Foxx sends second HTF warning to state DOTs; lawmakers talk funding solutions

On Friday, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded state departments of transportation that the Highway Trust Fund’s “situation remains dire.” He noted in a letter to state DOT directors that the HTF is projected to run out of money at the end ...

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Foxx: HTF quickly running out of money

Jun 18, 2014

Foxx: HTF quickly running out of money

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is quickly running out of money, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx reminded Fast Blog readers on Tuesday. Our sister site, Better Roads, reports that the latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker shows the HTF is on track to ...

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More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

Jun 16, 2014

More than half of Americans are concerned about highway safety

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

Jun 03, 2014

House leaders announce plans to move forward with USPS cuts for highway funding

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting certain U.S. Postal Service programs. House GOP leaders released a memo last week outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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U.S. Postal Service could be the solution to the Highway Trust Fund dilemma

May 30, 2014

U.S. Postal Service could be the solution to the Highway Trust Fund dilemma

As the deadline to find a revenue source (or sources) for highway projects draws nearer, some lawmakers are looking for creative means of funding. The main source of funding, the Highway Trust Fund, is expected to run out of money in ...

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U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

May 26, 2014

U.S. Travel Association: Lack of infrastructure investment puts nation at competitive disadvantage

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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Utah could see gas tax increase

May 23, 2014

Utah could see gas tax increase

The state gas tax in Utah may start rising if a proposed hike is approved. The state’s Transportation Interim Committee this week discussed a potential annual 1.5-cent-per-gallon increase that would be implemented over the next five years, the Associated Press reported. Utah’s ...

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New Hampshire to raise fuel tax by 4.2 cents in July

May 21, 2014

New Hampshire to raise fuel tax by 4.2 cents in July

New Hampshire can expect a 4.2-cent gas tax increase this summer, after the state’s governor signed a new bill to provide more money for transportation. Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed SB 37, legislation that would raise the state’s gas and ...

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It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

May 20, 2014

It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund

From television news to print stories to blog posts, Infrastructure Week 2014 netted a lot of media coverage and raised the public level of awareness regarding transportation needs and funding, but there is still much work to do. The event followed ...

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Senate panel approves MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

May 15, 2014

Senate panel approves MAP-21 Reauthorization Act

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation ...

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