highway funding

I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

| July 04, 2013

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

Dear American people: ‘You are about to be tracked 24/7′

| March 09, 2013

Would you install an in-vehicle tracking device for an insurance discount? Most consumers wouldn't, which makes all the talk of a vehicle-miles-traveled highway tax all the more mystifying.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

States must use unspent earmarked highway funding or lose it

| August 20, 2012

The White House on Friday, Aug. 17, made more than $470 million in unspent earmarks available immediately to states for projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

DOT awards $363M in grants for highway projects

| August 03, 2012

The DOT has made available more than $363 million in grants to fund highway improvements in all 50 states.

No consensus yet on highway funding bill

Jill Dunn | June 11, 2012

Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.

GAO wants stronger oversight of highway partnerships

Jill Dunn | June 04, 2012

Federal Highway Administration partnerships with state transportation offices can pose risks, GAO says.

TIFIA transportation project loan program under fire

Jill Dunn | May 02, 2012

Congress will begin reconciling reauthorization bills that contain significantly increased funding for a somewhat controversial loan program.

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