23 Jun '14, 1pm

U.S. senators push to raise gas tax to shore up Trust Fund

Two U.S. senators this week unveiled a proposal to raise the gas tax to shore up up the Highway Trust Fund , which funds improvements to roads, bridges and transit systems. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) bipartisan proposal to make changes to the federal motor fuels tax, would create a long-term, stable funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund and enact tax relief for American families and businesses. “For too long, Congress has shied away from taking serious action to update our country’s aging infrastructure,” said Senator Murphy. “We’re currently facing a transportation crisis that will only get worse if we don’t take bold action to fund the Highway Trust Fund.” RELATED: Sec. Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress The federal Highway Trust Fund provides more than half of the country’s spending on transportation projects...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2014/06/u-s-sena...

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