Tag: federal highway trust fund

What A Trump Presidency Means For The Midwest

            Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House ran squarely through the industrial Midwest.  As everyone now knows, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the states that delivered him the presidency in the remarkable 2016 elections.             Now comes the big question—what…

Federal Highway Trust Fund Deadline Looms

Federal authorization for surface transportation programs will expire on May 31, unless Congress acts.  If Congress does not act, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which the federal government uses to funnel most transportation money to the states will become insolvent. Congress will almost certainly…

Temporary Federal Highway Trust Fund Fix In Place…For Now

In early August, Congress sent to President Obama a stopgap highway funding extension that will keep construction projects running into next year.  The 81-13 vote in the Senate came hours after the House voted 272-150 to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, bringing a…

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