Tags: Highway Trust Fund

Foxx unveils DOT’s plan for state reimbursements starting next month

Jul 01, 2014

Foxx unveils DOT’s plan for state reimbursements starting next month

The projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund is inching closer (it’s expected to run out of money next month), and the U.S. Department of Transportation is has been trying to prepare state DOTs. In its latest preparation effort, the U.S. ...

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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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House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

Jun 20, 2014

House Dems expected to propose bill that could raise transportation funds

House Democrats are expected to propose a new bill to restrict the ability of U.S. multinational corporations that move their headquarters abroad to lower their tax burden at home, with funding raised by the bill earmarked for transportation infrastructure projects, ...

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Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

Jun 19, 2014

Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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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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What you need to know about federal transportation funding

Jun 13, 2014

What you need to know about federal transportation funding

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is a major talking point in the highway construction industry right now, especially because the major funding source is likely to run out of money in less than three months. HTF insolvency would mean projects ...

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NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

Jun 13, 2014

NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) gathered with hundreds of transportation advocates on June 11 to urge Congress to address the projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Related: It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund During Rally ...

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AAA: Two-thirds of Americans want federal government to increase transportation spending

Jun 11, 2014

AAA: Two-thirds of Americans want federal government to increase transportation spending

Two-thirds of Americans, or 68 percent, want the federal government to invest more in roads, bridges and mass transit systems, according to the results of a AAA survey released on Tuesday. Additionally, 5 percent of respondents said the federal government should ...

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Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Jun 05, 2014

Transportation talks heat up in Senate

Highway funding is a hot topic in the Senate this week as the Appropriations Committee moves the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill to the full Senate floor, the Commerce Committee evaluates the House’s plan to use U.S. ...

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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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