Government, Business

Senators Praise TIGER in Transportation Bill’s Report

Senate transportation funding leaders defended the need for the Department of Transportation’s popular infrastructure grant program and the way in which the department selects the grant winners, despite an effort by conservative lawmakers to significantly reduce the program’s funding allocation in recent years.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2014

Shuster Pushes for Extension of MAP-21

Office of Bill Shuster

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster said an extension of MAP-21 rather than a new long-term bill transportation bill is the best course of action this year, given the Highway Trust Fund crisis.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Subcommittee Approves $54.4 Billion Transportation, Housing Spending Bill

Senate appropriators on June 3 easily approved a $54.4 billion spending bill that would fund transportation and housing programs in fiscal 2015, and boost funding for a popular infrastructure grant program.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2014
Government, Business

Rules Committee Paves Way for Transportation Spending Bill on House Floor

The House Rules Committee adopted an open rule process for a fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill by voice vote on May 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2014

ATA Backs Indexing Fuel Tax to Inflation


American Trucking Associations said it has endorsed indexing the federal fuel taxes based on inflation and adding an annual “highway access fee” for all motorists, as well as several other options to address the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure funding crisis.

Transport Topics
May 21, 2014
Government, Business

Senate Focuses on Transportation System’s Funding Crises

The Senate’s top financial experts this week turned the spotlight on the funding crisis facing the nation’s transportation system but revealed little to address immediate or long-term shortfalls that already are halting planned highway projects.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 7, 2014
Government, Business

House Panel Considers Freight Infrastructure Funding

Members of a House subcommittee heard testimony on funding freight transportation networks, including the experience of state transportation departments in Maryland and Virginia.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 15, 2013
Editorial, Business

Editorial: Two More Funding Reminders

For countless years, we have written about the United States’ dire need of a long-term transportation funding source.

September 30, 2013

Lacking Proper Funding for Maintenance, States Turn Some Paved Roads to Gravel

In another sign of the drastic actions many states are taking to deal with shortages in road funding, Texas has begun turning 83 miles of paved roads to gravel.

September 9, 2013
Government, Business

Pa. Funding Plan Would Raise $2.5 Billion for Transportation

A transportation funding proposal unveiled by Pennsylvania lawmakers last week would raise $2.5 billion by changing how the state collects transportation money, including eliminating the cap on the state’s wholesale fuel tax.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
April 22, 2013