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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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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

Brian Ethridge - Aug 29, 2014

Firefighters plea for better roads and bridges

The Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters are pleading with state officials to focus on the safety of state's transportation system. The organization, which represents over 6,000 professional firefighters across the state, has released an open letter to the state. "There are ...

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Firearms to be used for road construction

Brian Ethridge - Aug 19, 2014

Firearms to be used for road construction

Thousands of handguns, rifles and other weapons have been destroyed to eventually be used in construction of roads and bridges. The weapons were melted and converted into steel rebar as part of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s 21st annual ...

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POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

Brian Ethridge - Aug 18, 2014

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

73 percent of Americans agree that transportation spending is inefficient and most would rather pay for highway repairs with tolls instead of taxes, according to a Reason-Rupe poll. Out of the 1,000 people surveyed, 58 percent say they would rather pay for ...

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Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

Brian Ethridge - Aug 15, 2014

Highway Trust Fund 2014: Timeline of Events

It felt like an eternity went by before Congress passed a bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015. Unfortunately, for or as long as it took, nobody ended up happy with the outcome. Congress had months to ...

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Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Brian Ethridge - Aug 12, 2014

Congress passes Highway Trust Fund patch; Obama signs

Just hours after the House turned down the Senate's highway funding bill, Congress has passed a $10.8 billion bill to fund the Highway Trust Fund. Without the temporary patch, the HTF would have run dry in the next month or ...

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Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Todd Dills - Aug 11, 2014

Missouri voters speak: Sales tax not the place for raising highway monies

Missouri voters in Tuesday’s (8/5) primary elections, as I wrote last week, were presented with a ballot measure that would have raised the state retail sales tax a fraction of a cent to help fund transportation projects — it would also, as ...

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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

Brian Ethridge - Jul 30, 2014

Senate passes highway bill, vote sent back to house

The Senate has voted to pass a bill that would keep money flowing into the Highway Trust Fund for at least a few more months. The bill was in response to one that the House passed earlier in July. There were ...

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10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Jul 11, 2014

10 States in dire need of Highway Trust Fund

The end of the federal Highway Trust Fund appeared imminent until recently and transportation officials from throughout the United States were panicking. Congress hadn’t been close on a new funding plan until Thursday afternoon when the House Ways and Means ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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