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Last-Minute Congressional Passage Of Highway-Mass Transit Funding Bill Still Leaves Union Leaders Grumbling

WASHINGTON—Congress’ literally last-minute passage of a $11 billion bill to fund highway, bridge and mass transit projects through next May still left union leaders grumbling. That’s because the lawmakers did nothing to solve the permanent problems of the Highway Trust Fund, whose gas tax revenues ordinarily fuel the projects. The fund was running out of money, thus threatening to idle 700,000 construction workers at the height of construction season, when lawmakers acted. And solons found the funds elsewhere, thus “kicking the can down the road” before leaving August 1 for their month-long recess.

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Union Leaders to Lawmakers: Pass Permanent Highway-Mass Transit Bill, Not Just Short-Term Fix

Construction and transportation union leaders thanked lawmakers for approving legislation to keep the highway-mass transit trust fund – and job-creating road repair projects and bus and subway improvements – going. But they also again demanded Congress stop delaying and approve a permanent highway-mass transit measure.

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Key Lawmaker Warns Highway-Mass Transit Money is Running Out

WASHINGTON –Money to repair the nation’s crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns. In an April 8 floor speech, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., added the federal highway-mass transit trust fund could be exhausted by then, bringing projects to a dead halt at the […]

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