More Articles for Highway Trust Fund

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Oct 14, 2014

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee has made it clear that saving the Highway Trust Fund is among her top priorities. In a letter to Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways ...

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How much capacity is too much?

Kirk Landers - Oct 09, 2014

How much capacity is too much?

Last summer, I was shocked to receive an email blast from the Illinois Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) urging the state to quit spending on highway expansion projects and invest that money instead in public transportation. The rationale for this campaign ...

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ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund ...NOW!

Brian Ethridge - Oct 09, 2014

ARTBA Video: Fix the Highway Trust Fund ...NOW!

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Pete Ruane has released the above video urging transportation design and construction industry professionals to let their voices be heard during the mid-term elections. Ruane's video highlights the current political situation with ...

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Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

Brian Ethridge - Oct 06, 2014

Dear Congress: Let's avoid another HTF crisis

The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is urging Congress to pass a new long-term surface transportation measure as soon as possible. TCC says failing to do so will lead to another self-imposed funding crisis would undermine vital road, highway and transit ...

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New ATM ad campaigns urge Congress for HTF solution

Brian Ethridge - Oct 01, 2014

New ATM ad campaigns urge Congress for HTF solution

The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) coalition has launched a regionally focused, multiplatform ad campaign urging Congress to develop a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). The advertisements will appear in 33 congressional districts across 10 media markets ...

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Surface transportation projects receive 10 more weeks of funding

Brian Ethridge - Sep 22, 2014

Surface transportation projects receive 10 more weeks of funding

Congress has approved H.J. Res. 124 which is a measure that will give state departments of transportations an addition 10 weeks of funding for surface transportation projects. H.J. Res. 124 will provide partial appropriations for the new federal fiscal year that ...

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Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Nick Ivanoff elected 2014-2015 ARTBA Chairman

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has elected Nick Ivanoff, president & CEO of Ammann & Whitney, as 2014-2015 chairman. Ivanoff has nearly 40 years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry. He's known for the strategy ...

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DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

DOT loans $950 million to Florida highway project

The federal government has decided to loan $950 million to Florida for use on a project to expand the state's heavily-used Interstate 4 highway way in the Orlando area. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is backing the loan ...

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California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Sep 12, 2014

California drivers paying the price for deficient roads and bridges

Deficient roads and bridges in California cost each local driver $2,500 annually, and $44 billion statewide, according to a new report released by TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation organization. The high cost is due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic ...

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Transportation Talk

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 05, 2014

Transportation Talk

‘Crowdfunding’ the Highway Trust Fund?  By Tina Grady Barbaccia, Editor-at-Large tinabarbaccia@randallreilly.com Every day for the past few weeks, I have seen videos of friends and colleagues dump buckets of ice water on their head as a way to raise awareness of a degenerative ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Here’s a look at the Highway Trust Fund that is notoriously in danger of going in the red. For now, there’s a short-term fix to keep it afloat.   By Brian Ethridge   It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a ...

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