highway funding

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

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.

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

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.

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

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 U.S. must boost funding, too, to stay competitive globally.

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President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country's ailing roadways.

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Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads

More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.

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President briefly mentions bolstering natural gas, infrastructure funding in SOTU

The president made brief mentions of infrastructure funding and increasing use of natural gas in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but trucking industry reps say he could have been more specific regarding funding.

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DOT’s Foxx: As roads, infrastructure continue to worsen, Congress must act

The U.S. needs to stand up and face a looming "infrastructure deficit" by passing a long-term highway funding bill, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said this week, touting various proposals for bolstering funding and increasing efficiency.

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House bill would boost freight, transportation funding with 1 percent shipping fee

A bill reintroduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, take steps toward bolstering federal funding for freight movement projects in the U.S. by implementing a 1 percent shipping fee, to be paid by the entity paying for the shipment.

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House introduces bill that would raise fuel tax 15 cents to fund highways

Presented as a highway funding solution, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House today a bill that if enacted would institute a 15-cent increase per gallon in fuel taxes.

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Let’s not forget — Congress now has just 365 days to pass a highway funding bill

In light of Congress' inability to handle passing a general budget, how will it be able to pass another highway bill? Trucking needs to prepare itself to be involved in the process, writes Kevin Jones.

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