DOT Head Slams Congress Over 'Band-Aid' Highway Fund Fix

Law360, Washington (July 21, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx blasted Congress on Monday for continuing to finance the Highway Trust Fund with short-term patches, claiming the nation's transportation infrastructure is crumbling due to chronic under-investment and a lack of long-term planning.

Although both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have proposed short-term measures that will keep the Highway Trust Fund afloat for another 10 months, Foxx said during a National Press Club luncheon that the proposals only create another cloud of uncertainty for long-term projects and make it more...
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