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