Posts Tagged ‘funding’

EPA Rule Change Could Result in Noncompliance, Loss of Federal Funding, Chamber of Commerce Says

WASHINGTON — A small change in the cap for ground-level ozone emissions could lead to wide-scale noncompliance of environmental rules, and a major business group says that could be flipped into the federal government yanking funding commitments for highway and transit projects. At a U.S. Chamber of Commerce event here July 22, representatives of transportation…

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Gas Tax ‘Off the Table’ as Highway Funding Option, Shuster Says

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has ruled out higher fuel taxes or taxing miles traveled to pay for transportation, an announcement that narrows the options for a new road funding bill in 2015. “The president has ruled out a gas tax, I don’t think there’s a will in Congress and the American people…

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Lack of Federal Funds Hinders Plans for Highway Spending, States Say

When Mike Hancock surveys Kentucky’s highway network, he casts a worried eye on its major freight routes — interstates 65, 71 and 75. “As we look down the road, I can see that congestion’s going to become more of an issue in those corridors,” the state’s transportation secretary said. Indeed, the trucking industry estimates traffic…

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