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Infrastructure Funding

As Congress returns to Washington this week, the debate over what, exactly, constitutes “infrastructure” is cranking up as President Joe Biden starts work to get a version of his American Jobs Plan passed.

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Buttigieg: Fuel Tax Not a Long-Term Funding Solution

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke about the Federal Highway Trust Fund and climate change during his keynote address at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Washington Briefing.

Is It Time to Rethink the Fuel Tax?

With a new presidential administration pushing for a sweeping new infrastructure program, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says it’s time to ask the question: Has the fuel tax outlived its usefulness as a highway-funding mechanism?

Highway Funding and the New Political Calculus on Capitol Hill

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president, coupled with the Senate majority returning to Democratic control upon the swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris, not only notched many historic “firsts,” but also instantly rewrote the calculus of policymaking and power-brokering on Capitol Hill.