North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.
"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."
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.
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.
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.
The DOT has made available more than $363 million in grants to fund highway improvements in all 50 states.
Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.
Federal Highway Administration partnerships with state transportation offices can pose risks, GAO says.
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