No time for a victory lap on highway funding

Just before the May 31 deadline, Congress approved another short-term continuing resolution to prop up the beleaguered Highway Trust Fund for another sixty days. This was just another band-aid in a long string of short-term continuing resolutions that Congress has passed to keep federal transportation funding from coming to a halt. Congress hasn’t passed a long-term federal transportation funding bill since 2005, resulting in ongoing chaos throughout the country for those responsible for building and maintaining our nation’s critical transportation network. State highway departments have no way of knowing future levels of funding without a multi-year federal transportation bill. The [read more…]