Poll: Spending on Infrastructure Is a Top Priority for Americans
Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse on infrastructure funding, but a majority of Americans support new spending on such investment.
The Atlantic City Lab • Jan 21, 2015
Obama, Congress agree on infrastructure need, if not fix
President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Congress agree they need to fix the country’s infrastructure funding problem before the money runs out on May 31. But so far, they’ve found little agreement on how to get there.
McClatchy DC • Jan 20, 2015
Momentum builds in Congress for raising the federal gas tax
Record-low gas prices across the U.S. have given rise to fresh talk in Washington of raising the federal gas tax for the first time in over 20 years, with leading Republicans now saying a hike must not be ruled out.
The Hill • Jan 09, 2015
AASHTO/APTA report: U.S. needs $163 billion annually to fix aging transportation infrastructure
A report released by two national transportation associations yesterday estimated that $163 billion is needed each year over a six-year period to fix the nation's aging surface transportation system.
Progressive Railroading • Dec 09, 2014
Congress Would Rather You Drive to Work Than Take Public Transit
Commuter tax benefits favor drivers over people using public transit but that could change in the Lame Duck session.
Washington Post • Nov 17, 2014
5 Things Congress Should Do by Year's End: Our View
With the next election two years off and more than 60 departing lawmakers not having to face voters again, this is the perfect time to increase the tax from the current 18.4-cents-a-gallon to an inflation-adjusted 30.3 cents.
USA Today • Nov 17, 2014
Mass Transit Advocates Seek Tax Break Parity
Unless Congress takes action in the lame-duck session, commuters who use mass transit and van pools will continue to get a smaller tax break than the one available to drivers who get a tax break for employer-provided parking.
Roll Call • Nov 12, 2014