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Infrastructure Stakeholders to Congress: Fix the Highway Trust Fund

Highway Trust Fund UPS Freight President Rich McArdle. (House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure via YouTube)

Nearly a dozen stakeholders representing local governments and the freight and commuter sectors on Feb. 7 urged a House transportation panel to identify a sustainable source of funding for an infrastructure bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 7, 2019
Government, Business

Rep. Sam Graves on Infrastructure, Highway Trust Fund

Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) tells Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero he thinks the House "will move pretty fast" once it gets an infrastructure proposal from the Trump administration. He also talks about the Highway Trust Fund and "changing the funding culture." More in our Jan. 17 LiveOnWeb program, "2018 Government Outlook" at bit.ly/TT-LOW0117.

January 17, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Discussions on Highway Trust Fund Fix Ongoing, White House Official Says

Hergott (left) and Ray Hergott (left) and Ray by Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump declaring infrastructure funding a legislative priority for 2018, the White House and congressional leaders are focused on a long-term fix for the Highway Trust Fund, a White House official said Jan. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 8, 2018

Construction Groups Applaud Lawmakers’ Push for Trust Fund Fix

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The endorsement by more than 250 members of the House to ensure colleagues on the tax policy panel adopt a sustainable funding source for a federal highway account drew praise from one of the country’s largest construction groups.

June 13, 2017

212 House Members Call for Fix to Highway Trust Fund

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

In less than two weeks, three dozen House lawmakers have signed a letter urging tax policy authorizers to guarantee the sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund, bringing the total of signatories to 212, according to the office of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.).

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 31, 2017
Government, Business

GOP Proposes Narrowing Highway Trust Fund’s Purview

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The Highway Trust Fund should stop backing mass transit, bike-sharing, recreational trails and historical renovations, Republican leaders declared at the party’s national convention in Cleveland.

July 19, 2016

Lawmaker Says Tax Plan in 2017 to Fix Trust Fund

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

WASHINGTON — A congressional tax-writing committee will include in a tax-reform package next year, a long-term plan to keep the Highway Trust Fund sustainable, the House lawmaker tasked with overseeing highway funding told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2016
Government, Business

House Rejects Rep. Frankel’s CSA Scores Amendment


The House on Nov. 4 easily defeated an effort by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) to keep safety performance scores for motor carriers public while federal regulators review the program responsible for the scoring.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Reid Ribble’s Truck Weight Amendment Fails

Rep. Reid Ribble via c-span.org

WASHINGTON — The House on Nov. 3 rejected an effort by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) aimed at allowing states to increase weight limits for trucks; watch video of the floor debate.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2015
Government, Business

Rep. Lois Frankel Wants CSA Scores to Stay Public During Review

House Rules Chair Pete Sessions/c-span.org

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety performance rating scores for motor carriers would remain available to the public while the scoring program is reviewed under an amendment proposed by Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.) to a multiyear highway bill on the House floor.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2015