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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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HTF 101: How the Highway Trust Fund works

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 12, 2014

HTF 101: How the Highway Trust Fund works

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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AAA: 68% of Americans want increase in federal transportation investment

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2014

AAA: 68% of Americans want increase in federal transportation investment

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 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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Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Two news stories in particular have me thinking of what our nation will look like without a Highway Trust Fund fix. The first is a bridge closure in Delaware. According to an Associated Press report, officials closed a bridge near Wilmington because ...

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Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 06, 2014

Foxx: Our big problem with transportation funding is ‘lack of clarity’ and ‘getting to yes’

During his “Invest in America, Commit to the Future” bus tour, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx took a grassroots approach to make the case for a robust multi-year Federal investment for transportation. Talking with transportation heads while on tour, Foxx ...

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THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 05, 2014

THUD bill heads to full Senate for final vote; Senate committees talk highway funding

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 GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 02, 2014

House GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

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 on Friday outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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Lawmakers consider U.S. Postal Service as highway funding source

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

Lawmakers consider U.S. Postal Service as highway funding source

As the deadline to find a revenue source for highway projects draws nearer, some lawmakers are looking for creative means of funding. The main source of funding, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), is expected to run out of money in August. ...

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