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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.

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...

What's Worse than Yet Another Highway Bill Patch?
What's Worse than Yet Another Highway Bill Patch?

May 7, 2015
Baseball is America’s cherished Rite of Spring. Except in Washington, where slapping a patch on the Highway Trust Fund has become the signature of the season.

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...

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...

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...

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix
Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

April 16, 2015
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5...

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...

Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill
Senate Approves House’s 3-Month Highway Bill

July 30, 2015
The Senate passed its massive and contentious long-term highway bill and then approved the three-month extension of federal highway funding passed earlier...

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