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Foxx: Quick HTF Fix No Solution
July 21, 2014 The ailing Highway Trust Fund needs a long-term answer, not another short-term patch, says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

Experts: Extending HTF to May '15 Could Stymie Long-Term Fix
July 18, 2014 The $11 billion, 10-month legislative bailout of the Highway Trust Fund adopted overwhelmingly by the House would stymie the...

Obama Launches Federal P3 Initiative
July 17, 2014 President Obama announced a new federal effort to connect local governments with private investor partners in transportation...

Obama Gives OK to House HTF Fix
July 15, 2014 Chances for swift passage of a billion bailout of the highway fund rise with Obama's support of the House's temporary fix.

House Approves $11 Billion 10-Month Fix For HTF
July 15, 2014 The House adopted a 10-month, $10.8 billion short-term fix for the almost insolvent Highway Trust Fund.

Obama Prods Congress for Long-Term Highway Funding
July 14, 2014 An economic study that stresses the value of investments in transportation is part of a weeklong effort by President Obama to...

Army Engineers Testing The Water For P3 Rules
July 11, 2014 The Army Corps of Engineers is developing policies and procedures for a pilot program of partnering with private sector...

House, Senate Panels Approve Bills to Fix HTF
July 10, 2014 House and Senate tax-writing committees approved similar but not identical 10-month, $10.8 billion bailouts of the...

Experts: Don't Rule Out Short-Term HTF Fix Despite Impasse
July 9, 2014 The current failure of House and Senate negotiators to find common ground on a short-term fix for the almost-insolvent Highway...

House Ways and Means Panel to Vote on HTF Bill on Thursday
July 8, 2014 The House Ways and Means Committee plans to vote on a bill Thursday that would transfer almost $11 billion to the Highway...


As the legal fight over Puerto Rico's Recovery Act heats up, Argentina and Arkansas provide roadmaps to what may lie ahead.

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