Tag Archives: Highway Trust Fund

Only 5.2 Percent of Highway Funds Used to Build Roads

Approximately 5.2 percent of funds obligated to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during fiscal years 2009-2011 actually went to the construction of new highways. An additional two and a half percent of that funding went to new construction of bridges, … Continue reading

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Effort to Tax Cars by the Mile

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) on Thursday introduced a bill that would require the Treasury Department to study the viability of raising new federal highway funds by taxing cars for each mile they drive. Blumenauer’s bill, H.R. 6662, is a response … Continue reading

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