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House votes to keep highway spending level, ignores warnings

...and Senate bills are first long-term funding bills in about a decade.Since 2008, Congress has kept the federal Highway Trust Fund teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, unwilling to raise the federal 18.4 cents-a-gallon gasoline and 24...
Nation and World
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...causes that could be threatened with budget cuts in the future. These assumptions are wrong.Dedicated National Highway Trust Fund dollars intended for surface transportation projects cannot be diverted for other purposes. How many times must...
Federal highway fund not worrying AKDOT

A July 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Transportation about the federal highway trust fund's fiscal condition has some states sweating if new road projects will be funded as planned, or if the brakes will have to be...
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...vast majority is expected to come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, including $30 million of the $35 million proposed...roads more than anyone else.It's not as if the Highway Trust Fund itself is a solvent cash cow. Between 2008 and 2010...
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

...long-term means to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent. However, it would...take bold action to fund the Highway Trust Fund."Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware...has played chicken with the Highway Trust Fund and allowed it to become one...
Alaska gets money and controversy in transportation bill

...Alaska, with the sparsely populated state getting $5.27 back for every dollar Alaskans pay in gas taxes to the highway trust fund. That's a sore point when at least half the states get back less than they pay into the fund. The $284 billion...
An encouraging meeting?

...Alaska's spending money on famous "bridges to nowhere." The bridge money is in Alaska's share of the Federal Highway Trust Fund, how it is spent is not the business of other states. Seattle, and other blue state areas, contributed to Alaska...
Enough on the bridge, let's move on to ANWR

...taking bridge money from Alaska's share of the highway trust fund and dedicating it to hurricane relief. Here is a...committee, says that the appropriation from the highway trust fund for 2005 through 2009 - five years - totals $182...
Ketchikan remembers a pioneering journalist

...Congress overestimated receipts from federal highway taxes when it divided up anticipated revenue in the Federal Highway Trust Fund in July 2005. It expected $182 billion from the 18.4 cents per gallon tax on gasoline and 24.3 cents per gallon...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Stevens came through when funding to build new ferries and ferry terminals was included in last year's federal highway trust fund spending bill. Now we have a plan that most of the people in Southeast Alaska support, and we have federal money...


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