April 21, 2015

Publications

20 Apr, 2015 - Issue Brief

Introduction

The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstae sysem and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other mass transit projects across the country.

Motor fuels taxes serve as the primary dedicated revenue source for the fund. These taxes -- on gasoline and diesel -- provide most of the fund’s revenue.

The trust fund finances...

Recent Publications

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24 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) clearly define the trade-offs Congress and the President must confront to achieve their goal of a balanced budget by 2012. While the new baseline shows surpluses resuming in 2012, this... Read More
5 Jan, 2007 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 7, 2007), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge the President and Congress to negotiate a bipartisan balanced budget plan using realistic cost estimates and to begin a process for addressing long-term... Read More
11 Oct, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-061012.pdf
28 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
17 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's budget update by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the deficit shrinking from $318 billion in 2005 to $260 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned that the lower deficit -- while certainly welcome -- does not signal a fundamental improvement in... Read More
3 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More
11 Jul, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the Bush Administration's Mid-Session Review today projecting that very strong revenue growth will cause a slight decline in the federal budget deficit--from $318 billion last year to $296 billion this year--and also projecting that the deficit will be cut in half by 2008... Read More
14 May, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-060515.pdf
27 Feb, 2006 - Issue Brief
On February 6th, President Bush unveiled his budget for the 2007 fiscal year. This issue brief evaluates the President’s budget based on The Concord Coalition’s Seven Signs of Fiscal Sense. These criteria, which were established to help sort through the strengths and weaknesses of deficit... Read More
24 Feb, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With Congress continuing its review of the President's budget and beginning work on the fiscal year 2007 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition issued an analysis of the President's fiscal year 2007 budget. The analysis is based on The Concord Coalition's "Seven Signs... Read More