Bridging The Funding Gap

Back to the starting line on highway funding

February 2013, - Cover Story

by Oliver Patton, Former Washington Editor - Also by this author

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Shuster to tackle transportation

Much of the weight for highway funding falls on Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., the new chairman of the HouseTranspor-tation and Infrastructure Committee.T&I has primary responsibility in the House for drafting the next highway bill.

Shuster's first priority is a water resources bill, followed by a railroad reauthorization measure, but he plans to start work on highways soon.

Key to the effort will be figuring out how to pay for the investment, he said.

“With the Highway Trust Fund facing its own version of a fiscal cliff in the coming years, we must find a way to pay for transportation improvements without borrowing from our children,” Shuster said in a recent editorial.

He said he will listen to all ideas on how to do that, and transportation people take that to mean he will at least contemplate fuel taxes.

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