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Final Highway Trust Fund Tax Receipts Were Robust in FY 2020 – Suspiciously So

The books have closed on federal fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, and despite coronavirus and its effects on travel and...

Gasoline Production Plateau Continues at 10 percent Below 2019

Data from the Energy Department through the end of September continue to support the hypothesis that, post-lockdowns, U.S. gasoline...

10-Week CR, 1-Year FAST Act Extension Signed Into Law

At 1 a.m. on October 1, President Trump signed into law a 72-day stopgap appropriations bill (H.R. 8337) for fiscal year 2021 that also...

Gardner Bill Pushes Long-Sought Eastern Plains Interstate. But Big Hurdles Remain

Gardner’s bill would not provide new funding for the highway. Designation is “just a way of attracting attention to the project and...

One-Year FAST Act Extension Passes House

The House of Representatives has passed a one-year extension of FAST Act funding and policy as Division B of a larger fiscal-year-end...

House-Passed Extension Gives Highway Funding Increase to Texas and Colorado – And No One Else

As predicted earlier this week by ETW with 99.999 percent accuracy, the Federal Highway Administration has confirmed to Congress that...

Rapid Response Webinar: AMA with Jeff Davis on CR and FAST Act Extension

Congress is acting on a ten-week appropriations extension and a year-long FAST Act extension. How will these be implemented, and what...

Estimated State-by-State Highway Funding Under 1-Year FAST Act Extension

This is a two-sheet Excel spreadsheet. Sheet one is a table showing the process by which the Federal Highway Administration will...

One-Year Surface Extension, 72-Day Appropriations CR Introduced in House

The text of a 72-day extension of fiscal year 2020 appropriations into fiscal year 2021, accompanied by extension of other unfinished...

Short-Term Appropriations Extension to Carry One-Year, Flat-Line HTF Funding Extension

Congress is waiting for the release of the text of a package of stopgap appropriations and other extensions that are scheduled for...

1956 Treasury Secretary Letter to Harry Byrd on Pay-As-You-Build Highways

This PDF is a copy of a letter from Treasury Secretary George Humphrey to Senate Finance Committee chairman Harry Byrd (D-VA), dated...

Administration Befuddles Congress With Highway Trust Fund Revenue Estimates

As legislators and Congressional staff negotiate the parameters of what increasingly looks like a one-year extension of the FAST Act,...

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