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Transportation Funding

Missed Connections

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

If you were hoping to receive relationship advice based on today's title, then this blogpost is not for you. Yet, my intention is to discuss an equally important topic, and at last one that has the potential to seriously improve communal relationships.

The State of Transportation Funding: A Realistic Examination of Pseudo-Federalism

Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Joshua L. Schank, Ph.D.

In a recent article published in Innovation NewsBrief entitled "A Conservative Vision for the Future of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF)," Ken Orski shared heartening data, indicating that the states are stepping up to fill the transportation funding gap left by a stagnated federal program.

My Takeaways From the Administration's Infrastructure Investment Summit

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Lifting the ban on interstate tolling for purposes of reconstruction will not directly replenish the Highway Trust Fund, but it will give states the flexibility to use a reliable financing option to help meet their infrastructure funding challenges. Give states the flexibility to fund their transportation infrastructure projects the best way they see fit.

Senate Democrats Give In On Transportation Funding, Accept GOP Plan

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - With time running out to avert cutbacks in federal transportation money due to start o...

Interstate Tolling and the Highway Trust Fund: Two Different Conversations

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

The debate over this year's transportation reauthorization bill has taken an important turn, as legislators, the public and the media are giving serious thought to a White House proposal that would allow states to toll existing Interstate highways to pay for their reconstruction.

Let the Renaissance Begin

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

With state governments and regional agencies leading the way, America might just be entering a renaissance in highway construction, reconstruction, and financing.

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

Millions Of Drivers Relying On 'Structurally Deficient' Bridges

Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

More than one in ten of America's 605,000 bridges were classified as "structurally deficient" in 2011. 67,000 spans were restricted to light vehicles,...

Michael McAuliff

House Punts On Massive Transportation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives Thursday rebuffed a bipartisan Senate plan to keep major transportation projects humming for the next two y...

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan transportation bill sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer would dramatically expand a federal program that finances "innovative" tr...

Maryland Gas-Tax Hike: Prospects Dim After 2012

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If Maryland lawmakers don't approve a gas-tax hike next year, there's little chance anything will be done politically on the issue until...

Sam Stein

Republican Jobs Proposal Gets Law Wrong, Transportation Department Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's suggestions for how to create infrastructure jobs without spending a dime is unlikely to produce much of a...

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Extension Of Transportation Funds Currently Set To Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to spur additional job creation, the Obama administration will push Congress to keep surface transportation spendin...