highway trust fund
We rely on major highways to transport people, goods and services across the country. The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) finances necessary construction for the nation’s interstate highway and public transit systems. It is the primary source of funding for state projects that improve and maintain transportation. And, it’s been in the news a lot lately. So
APTA recently conducted a survey asking public transit agencies about the situation surrounding the impending reduction in payments from the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Sixty APTA transit agency members responded to the survey between May and July. Nearly all of the responses were gathered before USDOT sent
National leaders have the opportunity to strengthen our investment in America’s infrastructure system, boosting our economy and sharpening our competitive edge along the way. They’ve already taken a step in the right direction by temporarily replenishing one of the most crucial sources of federal funding, the Highway Trust Fund. But
Attention on the Highway Trust Fund seems to have waned since Congress passed a 10-month funding patch in July. However, May will be here before we know it.
The Highway Trust Fund — our federal funding for roads, bridges, and public transit systems — is on course to become insolvent by May 2015, jeopardizing America’s infrastructure and its economy. Congress should fix this problem now, not later. Tell Congress to get to work