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Eight Principles for a Long-Term Surface Transportation Reauthorization

The current surface transportation authorization, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), expired last fall. Congress has passed an extension bill that is set to expire at the end of May, which means the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) that invests in transit and highway programs faces insolvency again if lawmakers fail […]

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Preview of 2015 Surface Transportation Agenda

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

In 1993, Intel shipped the first-generation Pentium chips and Nintendo released Star Fox for the Super Nintendo system; the average monthly rent was $532.00; and tuition to Harvard University cost $23,514. A lot has changed since then. One thing, though, hasn’t changed at all: the federal gas tax. When last raised – to 18.4 cents […]

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The Year of Accountability?

By Ed Wytkind

With the new Congress now firmly in place and working (well, sort of), the first couple of months of 2015 have been fascinating as politicians stake out new ground and rehash old positions. But if I had my 15 minutes of fame sitting in the corner offices of Senate and House leadership, I’d make the […]

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Transport Topics on Rep. Blumenauer’s Gas Tax Bill

As published by Michele Fuetsch and Eugene Mulero in Transport Topics.   Blumenauer Bill Would Raise Fuel Taxes; ATA’s Graves Touts Approach WASHINGTON — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, held a press conference Feb. 4 to announce he has reintroduced the bill he put forth last year that would increase fuel taxes […]

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Momentum Building for a Gas Tax Hike

By Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Historically, our nation’s transportation system has supported peerless economic growth and a strong market for goods and services, all while creating and sustaining millions of middle class jobs. In past years, however, insufficient funding has left our transportation system to languish, so that our mass transit system careens from one budget crisis to the next […]

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CQ on TTD’s Take on the President’s Budget Proposal

As published by Tom Curry and David Harrison in CQ.   President Barack Obama this morning will unveil a budget request that includes $238 billion in one-time new tax revenue to be devoted to a six-year highway bill. That money, combined with expected gas tax receipts, would keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and pay […]

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New Year, New Tune on Gas Tax

By Ed Wytkind

After years of dysfunction in DC, we may finally be having a moment of clarity on the need to tackle our nation’s shameful infrastructure financing deficit. Spurred by low gas prices and a Highway Trust Fund (yet again) facing insolvency in a few short months, leaders on both sides of the aisle spent the first […]

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If Presidents Kennedy and Reagan Got it, Why is Washington Stuck in Neutral?

By Ed Wytkind

Most Americans are growing accustomed to the visible signs around them of a crumbling, outdated transportation infrastructure. Those who drive between Washington, DC and New York just found out that the bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, DE is closed indefinitely because of tilted columns. Those who rely on public transit in places like […]

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Will Restore Ravaged Northeast Transportation System

WASHINGTON, DC – Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the Hurricane Disaster Relief Appropriations Act pending in the U.S. Senate: “I urge the Senate to quickly pass emergency legislation that will help regions devastated by Hurricane Sandy recover from this historic storm and fortify the […]

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