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House Members Launch Highway Trust Fund Support Effort

Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) are working to demonstrate the support that exists in the House for a long-term HTF revenue plan. They are asking all House members to join them in signing a letter to the bipartisan House leadership, which states: “We are united in […]

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Still Time to Tell Congressional Candidates to Fix the Highway Trust Fund!

There are less than two weeks before a hotly contested election where both parties are jockeying for leverage in the U.S. House of Representatives and control of the Senate. That means the iron is still hot and it’s time to strike to make sure the individuals vying to represent you know the importance of increasing federal […]

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Georgia, Local Leaders Discuss New Taxes for Transportation Funding

The Augusta Chronicle By: Meg Mirshak Georgia politicians are searching for a solution to fix the state’s crumbling infrastructure while determining how to avoid double-taxing the Augusta area and two other regions in the state with a special 1-percent transportation tax.   State and local leaders met Tuesday in Augusta to discuss creating another piece […]

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How to Start Fixing Transportation

When will we finally get realistic about our transportation needs on the federal and state levels? Today, two local experts take a crack at putting the diminished Federal Highway Trust Fund and gas tax into perspective. The transit leader says its time to fix the balance between road and transit funding, while Libertarian policy analysts […]

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President Signs Highway Trust Fund Patch, More Work Needed

Hours before the U.S. Department of Transportation was set to start cutting highway reimbursements to states, Congress passed a $10.8 billion, short-term Highway Trust Fund patch. President Obama signed the legislation into law on Friday, temporarily filling the Highway Trust Fund. H.R. 5021, the Highway Trust Fund temporary patch, allows states to be reimbursed for […]

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Highway Trust Fund Jeopardy Remains-Members of Congress Need to Hear “The Job is Not Done”

While Congress acted at the end of July to avert a shutdown of the federal highway and transit programs, the end result simply preserves existing levels of investment through May 2015.  The good news is that members of both parties are now calling publicly for a long-term Highway Trust Fund revenue solution that ends the […]

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