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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Highway bill hits snag over tax hike

...currently 18.4 cents a gallon. The tax finances the highway trust fund. House leaders asked Young to postpone a committee...We're trying to restore purchasing power of the highway trust fund," said Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., chairman of...
Young: Act would help 'job creation'

...and a bill opening ANWR out of the House. With the Highway Trust Fund struggling to stay in the black, we must find new...generated from drilling in ANWR will help keep the Highway Trust Fund from defaulting and will create jobs at the same...
My Turn: Look at the budget's details: user fees, spending cuts, development The governor says they are increases in user fees. Alaska must match the money it receives from the federal highway trust fund - $700 million for next year - yet its 8-cents-per-gallon tax is 12 cents less than the national average...
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...
Hope floats for transportation plan

...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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