REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz - Cars make their way at the exit of Lincoln tunnel in Weehawken, New Jersey November 26, 2014.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative

A federalist agenda for transportation

May 13, 2015, Robert Puentes

The kickoff event for Infrastructure Week 2015 featured a heavy emphasis on the intractable problems with the federal Highway Trust Fund. There is little doubt that the nation’s gasoline tax—which has been at the same 18.4-cent level since 1992 and feeds the trust fund—needs to be raised. But that’s going to be difficult as there is only a modicum of support for an increase from Congress and the Obama administration.

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