Highway Trust Fund

Government, Business, Fuel

FHWA Nominee Nicole Nason Says All Options on the Table for Infrastructure Funding

FHWA nominee Nicole Nason FHWA nominee Nicole Nason (c-span.org)

WASHINGTON — When policymakers craft their next transportation reauthorization bill, they should consider every available tool that would result in long-term funding for infrastructure projects, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Federal Highway Administration told a Senate panel Jan. 29.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Infrastructure Failing as Funding Remains Elusive, Experts Say

Infrastructure Failing Crete's Tonn Ostergard (left), ATRI's Rebecca Brewster and ATA's Bob Costello address the crowd during an education session. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — The Highway Trust Fund, struggling to stay relevant amid a shifting transportation environment, can be fixed with more money flowing in from fuel sales, trucking industry experts said as they advocated for repairing and expanding the nation’s infrastructure.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Staffers for Key Transportation Lawmakers Consider Funding Solutions

Miles Chiotti and Jon Bosworth Miles Chiotti (left) and Jon Bosworth. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers will likely start seriously exploring a solution for the diminishing Highway Trust Fund next year, according to Miles Chiotti, legislative director for Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: A Future for Highway Funding

For decades, America’s roads and bridges were paid for by the users of transportation systems through modest fuel taxes. The system worked well for years, but as vehicles became more fuel efficient and cars that use little or no fuel at all became more prevalent, less revenue from this user fee flowed into the Highway Trust Fund. It's time to forge a new path forward.

Ed Rendell and Ray LaHood | Co-Chairs, Building America’s Future
May 22, 2018
Government, Safety

Roadbuilders Coalition to Visit Capitol Hill in May to Push for Trust Fund Fix

Highway construction in Washington WSDOT/Flickr

Nearly three dozen national associations and labor unions of the Transportation Construction Coalition will meet with members of Congress and their staffs next month to call for long-term, sustainable funding for infrastructure projects around the country.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Feb. 12: Infrastructure Week, Again

crumbling infrastructure PBS NewsHour via YouTube

As we welcome President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan, key policymakers will continue to dwell over the best strategies for funding and financing big-ticket infrastructure projects. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 12, 2018
Government, Business

Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the States Address Highlights Highway Trust Fund

Sandoval at CES Sandoval (center) at CES by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Stabilizing the Highway Trust Fund is a pressing concern that needs to be resolved with statewide collaboration and federal support, according to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda: The Best of 2017

Marcia Hale, Eugene Mulero Building America's Future President Marcia Hale with Transport Topics' Eugene Mulero. (Transport Topics via YouTube)

No matter your place on the political spectrum, it is undeniable passage of the Republican-led tax reform measure was a monumental feat. This week we highlight our favorite news items from Capitol Agenda in 2017.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 26, 2017

Opinion: How Robin Hood Would Fund Our Infrastructure

Numerous studies by the Department of Transportation, the Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials, American Trucking Associations and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association have warned that the quality and quantity of U.S. transportation infrastructure is deficient and in dire need of permanent, long-term funding.

John A. Simourian | Chairman, Lily Transporation Corp.
September 15, 2017

Repatriation to Fund Infrastructure ‘Has Some Potential’

Stephen J. Boitano/Bloomberg News

Repatriating overseas profits as a way to fund big-ticket infrastructure projects around the country is a proposal Republican leaders may consider this year, a senior Democratic senator told reporters July 13.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017