Going Beyond the Gas Tax: How to Pay for the Highway Trust Fund?
The fund covers repairs for roads, bridges and mass transit. But it's running out of money -- and there's no long-term plan in sight.
U.S. News • Mar 09, 2015
DOT chief pushes highway bill at bus tour stops
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx used a bus tour to push the Obama administration’s $478 billion transportation bill proposal.
The Hill • Feb 18, 2015
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