The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

ISSUE / Week of September 7, 2015

  • September 15,2015 |

    The Highway Trust Fund: It’s a Millennial Problem

    Data,Federal Funding
    Before embarking for a long summer vacation, Congress has disappointingly failed, once again, to pass an updated multi-year surface transportation bill. Instead, for the twelfth time, our nation’s...
  • September 10,2015 |

    House Highway Bill Markup Schedule Slipping; Still No Plan For Ways and Means Funding Provisions

    Federal Budget,Federal Funding
    September 10, 2015 Although members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had been told to “save the date” of Thursday, September 17 for a possible full committee markup of...
Cost of Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bills Drops Slightly in New CBO Forecast
Federal Budget,Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Governance,Highway Trust Fund,Highways,Public transit,Trucking

Cost of Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bills Drops Slightly in New CBO Forecast

September 10, 2015 Over the August recess, the Congressional Budget Office (in consultation with the Joint Committee on Taxation) updated its baseline estimates of federal spending and revenues to...

DOT Now Projects HTF To Stay Solvent Until May 2016
Federal Funding,Federal Governance,Fuel tax,Governance,Highway Trust Fund

DOT Now Projects HTF To Stay Solvent Until May 2016

September 10, 2015 New estimates from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that the $8.1 billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund enacted in August, combined with a slight uptick in...

Trump City: The Earmark That Changed the Rules
Highways

Trump City: The Earmark That Changed the Rules

September 10, 2015 Now that he has become the front-runner in public polling for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, it may be useful to remember this story: Donald Trump was behind one...

DOT Inspector General Analyzes Peer Nation Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control,Airports,Aviation,Federal Governance,Governance

DOT Inspector General Analyzes Peer Nation Air Traffic Control

September 10, 2015 Last week, on September 2, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Department of Transportation released a memo on the, “Differences Between FAA and Foreign...

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