The Highway Trust Fund: New Bill Fails to Address Systemic Problems
September 2, 2014
Written by Rico Fleshman, manager of corporate and strategic relationships, at American Public University
After nearly a year of warning and pleadings by some lawmakers, state and local agencies, and the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT), Congress finally came together with a $10.8 billion Highway Trust Fund (HTF) Bill that President Obama signed on Friday Aug. 8. Done. Sort of.
This bill is another short-term fix. It is a stopgap measure only intended to fund existing programs through 2015. It may not be sufficient to avert predicted shortfalls and infrastructure issues.
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