Topic : Highway Trust Fund

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The good, bad, and the ugly of federal authorization

Government Issues| March 3, 2020

The current authorization for federal transit assistance programs expires in September of this year.

White House FY2021 budget request proposes $810B reauthorization

Government Issues| February 11, 2020

Will work with Congress to identify a solution to fill the $261 billion gap between HTF revenues and proposed spending levels.

Management & Operations| June 5, 2019

Consultants Address Latest Trends, Challenges

With funding continuing to be an issue for transit projects, some of the top voices in the industry discuss ways to bridge that gap.

Government Issues| March 14, 2019

IndyGo chief testifies on importance of federal funding

He testified that federal public transportation policy must focus on the continued solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Security and Safety | February 14, 2019

FHWA awards $10M to 7 states to test new ways to fund highways

The program’s goal is to allow states to test user-based alternatives to support the Highway Trust Fund.

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

5 FAST Act Takeaways: What it Means for Transit

Although it is the first long-term surface transportation bill since SAFTEA-LU expired in 2009, which will give the industry a sense of security when planning, it still didn’t solve the most pressing issue — finding a sustainable funding mechanism.   

Government Issues| November 6, 2015

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

Government Issues| October 22, 2015

House T&I approves surface transportation bill

However, according to U.S. PIRG, it is anticipated that the House will only provide funding for the first three years, requiring Congress to identify a new source of funding at the end of 2018.

Government Issues| August 3, 2015

Obama scolds Congress at highway bill signing

Obama, who has long pushed for a multi-year highway bill, said he had no choice but to sign the short-term measure to prevent an interruption of money for roads and bridges during the busy summer construction season.

Government Issues| July 30, 2015

Senate passes long-term transportation bill

The $350 billion long-term bill would make changes to highway, transit, railroad and auto safety programs, but will only pay for the first three years of the six-year bill.

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