WASHINGTON — The executive director of a transportation group is going out with a bang, spending the final weeks before his planned retirement pushing Congress to make authorize $50 billion of tax-credit bonds and to change fuel tax policy.

Speaking at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Wednesday, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Executive Director John Horsley said Congress should pass the Transportation Regional Infrastructure Project or TRIP bond legislation introduced last session by Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and John Hoeven, R-N.D.

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