With two weeks remaining before Congress takes its annual month-long recess in August and the U.S. DOT will be forced to slow down reimbursements to states for already approved federal-aid highway work, legislation to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is still moving through the legislative process on Capitol Hill. The House of Representatives July 15 approved 367 to 55 legislation that would keep the trust fund and the federal highway and public transportation programs operating through May 2015. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is working to bring similar legislation before the Senate this week.
Read a copy of a letter ARTBA and 61 other national organizations sent to the House and Senate July 14 urging action to preserve federal surface transportation investment in the short-term and develop a long-term HTF solution in 2014.