highway funding

House clears 6-month highway funding patch

| July 16, 2014

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and ...

‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane bluesImage Gallery

| July 01, 2014

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

House bill would nix gas tax, add tax to crude oil, index diesel tax to fuel economy

| June 16, 2014

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 ...

DOT’s Foxx pushing for long-term highway bill on week-long bus tour

| April 17, 2014

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's nosedive.

Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

| April 11, 2014

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

| March 06, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

Anti-tolls group formed by trucking companies, truck stops, other sectors

| March 03, 2014

Several trucking companies and trucking trade groups have joined a band of other business and consumer organizations to form an anti-tolling group who says its mission is to keep existing interstates toll-free.

Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

| February 27, 2014

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The ...

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