WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters joined a push by House lawmakers yesterday to revamp the federal transportation funding system, which currently has “donor states” such as Texas paying more into the federal highway trust fund than they get back.

Under the current system, states pay fuel taxes into the federal highway trust fund. That pool is divvied up to states based on a complicated formula that takes into account a state’s population, how many miles are driven in the state, and the state’s share of federal highway miles, among other factors.

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