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As the Highway Trust Fund Runs Low, States Come to the Rescue – Part II(Comments Off)

June 19, 2014

(Part I of this article was run in the Jefferson Policy Journal on May 8, 2014) Fortunately states and local governments are assuming a larger role in funding transportation, thus lessening the pressure to increase the level of federal assistance. Having concluded that they no longer can count on a reliable and growing stream of federal revenue, states and local jurisdictions are […]

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Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is a No-Brainer

(Editor’s Note: Many Virginia businesses are involved in international trade. This article deals with an issue directly impacting Virginia’s economy.) Today, exports are more important than ever to American businesses, manufacturers, and the overall strength of our nation’s economy. With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, many companies can be […]

As the Highway Trust Fund Runs Low, States Come to the Rescue — Part I

With federal transportation spending outpacing tax receipts by some $1.25 billion/month, the cash balance of the Federal Highway Trust is drawing perilously close to the point where the U.S Department of Transportation will be obliged to institute cash management strategies—such as slowing down or delaying state reimbursements — to keep the Trust Fund account solvent. […]

Elevated Managed Lanes Might Work Here in Virginia

(Publisher’s note: This article bring all sorts of ideas to mind on where double decking roads might work here in Virginia. Two quick suggestions in Northern Virginia would be Route 66 inside the Beltway and Route 1 in Alexandria and southern Fairfax County.) The “freeway revolt” in the 1970s and ’80s left an incomplete network […]


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