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Death rates may speed up highway funding

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

Death rates may speed up highway funding

If Congress thinks it can take its time creating a new highway funding plan, it may be forced to think again. A recent report shows America’s rural roads have significant deficiencies and high fatality rates. The report indicates deaths on ...

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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find 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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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 26, 2014

Senate panel delays vote on highway bill patch

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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Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Sen. Wyden offers short-term patch for transportation funding

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, has offered a transportation infrastructure funding solution, but it’s not the multi-year plan many transportation advocates have been expecting. Wyden’s proposal -- an amendment to the Preserving America’s Transit and Highways ...

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Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2014

Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Fitch Ratings released a statement on Tuesday noting that a gas tax increase needs to be paired with another revenue source to provide the necessary funding for transportation projects. Fitch pointed to the recently-proposed 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike as a “positive ...

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VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 23, 2014

VIDEO: What lawmakers are saying about highway funding

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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ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

ARTBA launches campaign revealing 'shocking truth' about transportation infrastructure investment

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) on Tuesday launched a new website and social media campaign that aims to reveal the "shocking truth" about transportation infrastructure investment. The campaign is part of ARTBA’s “Transportation Makes America Work!” (TMAW) advocacy ...

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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Staff Report - Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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HTF update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

HTF update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) continues to head for a shortfall at the end of August, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projected Tuesday. In the latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update, the DOT noted that it anticipates a shortfall around ...

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Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 13, 2014

Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

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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Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 09, 2014

Transportation advocates push for highway funding this week

Transportation advocates are flying to Washington, D.C. from all over the country to meet with lawmakers and discuss highway funding at the Transportation Construction Coalition’s (TCC) 2014 Legislative Fly-In on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's theme, “The Time is Now: Fix the ...

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