Posts Tagged ‘highway trust fund’

Jun
2015
23

Public Spending on Infrastructure Construction Sinking to Great Recession Levels

Public Spending on Infrastructure Construction Sinking to Great Recession Levels
  New numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis show the extent to which government has failed to adequately fund infrastructure construction and the effect this has had on the overall economy.  The new statistics show that total public construction spending is nearing Great Recession lows at a time when the American Society...
Jul
2014
11

Not the Top 10 You Want to Be In: Fiscal Times Ranks States by Looming Highway Funding Woes

Not the Top 10 You Want to Be In: Fiscal Times Ranks States by Looming Highway Funding Woes
  The Fiscal Times recently published a ‘ten states with the worst highway spending woes’ article to help people understand the consequences of congressional inaction on the Highway Trust Fund. Congress is having problems agreeing on action to take, including a six-year, $100 billion comprehensive plan and a patchwork $9 to $10...
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May
2014
16

Looming Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Has Leaders, Labor Stumping for Much-Needed Fix

Looming Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Has Leaders, Labor Stumping for Much-Needed Fix
  Speaking at a Bloomberg Government event this week, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that bipartisan legislation that would pay for a six-year infrastructure bill by closing overseas tax loopholes is the best option to ensure that the Highway Trust Fund does not run dry by the end of the summer.  Raising the gasoline tax [&hellip...;