Thursday, July 02, 2009

Administration seeks $20 billion refill for highway fund

Asking Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, the Transportation Department yesterday showed what Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood means by reform. As described in CQ Politics:
"The [request] also proposes helping states and localities develop guidelines for projects that promote livability, which could mean tying transportation to business and housing development or integrating more walking and biking paths.

Some groups, including the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials, say that keeping the Highway Trust Fund solvent should be the sole focus of a temporary extension."

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