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Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure
Civil Engineers Issue Harsh Report on State of Infrastructure

March 9, 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers has once again assigned a barely passing grade of “D+” to the nation’s overall infrastructure and an even more...

Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal
Sen. Fischer Floats Quick-Fix Highway Funding Proposal

February 2, 2017
The first highway bill has emerged in the 115th Congress— a two-pronged measure introduced on Feb. 1 by Nebraska's Sen. Deb Fischer.

Report: Fund Freight Infrastructure Beyond Highway Trust Fund
Report: Fund Freight Infrastructure Beyond Highway Trust Fund

December 6, 2016
A new research report strongly advocates for greater funding of transportation infrastructure investments what is now covered by Highway Trust Fund...

CBO Marks 3 Paths to Smarter Highway Funding
CBO Marks 3 Paths to Smarter Highway Funding

February 22, 2016
Contending that “spending on highways does not correspond very well with how the roads are used and valued,” the Congressional Budget Office has issued a...

House Approves Highway-Bill Patch
House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

October 27, 2015
Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure
Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

October 26, 2015
The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn...

Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill
Good News on Trust Fund Is Not Necessarily Good News for Highway Bill

September 9, 2015
Transportation-policy consultant Ken Orski argues in his latest Innovation NewsBrief update that the urgency to pass a long-term highway bill has “largely...

How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?
How Long Will Congress Keep Highway Bill on Back Burner?

September 8, 2015
The Capitol Hill recess is finally over and trucking can hope that during their weeks away from Capitol Hill, every Member of Congress heard earfuls from...

Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill
Governors Push for Long-Term Highway Bill

September 3, 2015
The Coalition of Northeastern Governors is urging transportation leaders on Capitol Hill “to act quickly to ensure continuity and stability of the nation's...

Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years
Senator: Hike Fuel Tax 4 Cents a Year for 4 Years

August 6, 2015
Sen. Tom Carper contends all that’s needed to restore the Highway Trust Fund is to raise federal fuel taxes by four cents a year for four years and then...

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