infrastructure funding

Infographic: ATA makes plea to Congress for higher fuel taxes, better highways

Inflation, better fuel economy and increased costs of labor and construction “have eroded…the purchasing power” of the Highway Trust Fund, ATA says, adding that increasing fuel taxes would help mitigate the revenue shortfall. Infographic included.

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House clears 6-month highway funding patch

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 infrastructure funding.

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

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.

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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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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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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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Conference: U.S. needs to shore up infrastructure funding for better roads, better economy

The Highway Trust Fund will likely be completely dried up by 2015, and the U.S. must act to shore up funding both for improved infrastructure but also for overall health of the U.S. economy, speakers said at the IFF Summit.

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Maryland House bill proposes fuels-tax changes

Maryland bill HB 1515 would generate an additional $3.4 billion for state highway and transit projects in part with a new 2 percent motor fuel sales and equivalent use-tax rate on retail gas price.

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