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July 9, 2014

House proposes $10.5 billion, 8-month transportation bill

The GOP proposal, released Tuesday afternoon, comes as lawmakers scramble to come up with a way to replenish the Department of Transportation's depleted Highway Trust Fund before a predicted August bankruptcy date.


July 1, 2014

App lets public voice transportation woes directly to lawmakers

Building America’s Future and the U.S. Travel Association partnered to launch a co-branded “I’m Stuck” app, a mobile phone app that will empower millions of American travelers dealing with travel delays and frustrations.


July 1, 2014

Foxx outlines plans to manage impending HTF insolvency

Projections show the shortfall will reach a critical point in the Trust Fund’s Highway Account in just a few weeks, requiring the Department to institute cash management procedures for highways at that time, with a similar plan to follow for the Mass Transit Account when it is expected to reach a similar point this Fall.


June 20, 2014

U.S. senators push to raise gas tax to shore up Trust Fund

Proposal would increase the federal gasoline and diesel taxes by six cents in each of the next two years for a total of 12 cents. This would provide enough funding to offset current MAP-21 spending levels over the next 10 years.


April 29, 2014

Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress

The “Grow America Act” reflects President Obama’s vision for a four-year surface transportation reauthorization bill that would create millions of jobs and lay the foundation for long-term competitiveness.


April 10, 2014

Foxx to tout transportation investment on bus tour

Secretary Foxx’s tour will include visits to manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities, and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.


March 4, 2014

Obama unveils $300 billion surface transportation bill plan

The plan proposes a reformed business tax structure that would add significantly to federal revenues and increase funding for transportation by an average of about 38% per year.


February 27, 2014

Fed tax plan proposes $126 billion for Highway Trust Fund

Fund slated to run out of money by September, with the current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, expiring in October.


July 18, 2013

Subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund

The hearing, entitled “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust Fund Impacts Surface Transportation Programs,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.


March 19, 2010

President Obama signs HIRE Act

Bill includes an extension of authorizing law for federal transit and highway programs through 2010 and transfers $19.5 billion of general funds from the Treasury into the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), including $4.8 billion into the Mass Transit Account.


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