April 25, 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 interstate system 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...

Recent Publications

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18 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Ten Criteria for Judging How Budget Plans Measure Up,” first published in 1997.  The criteria were updated in recognition of the fact that Congress is once more confronted with the need to craft a long-term balanced... Read More
16 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House and Senate begin debating their respective versions of the fiscal year 2004 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition today praised Budget Committee Chairmen Jim Nussle (R-IA) and Don Nickles (R-OK) for reaffirming the balanced budget goal, but said the respective... Read More
4 Mar, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - March 5, 2003  The Committee for Economic Development (CED) and the Concord Coalition today held a press conference and released a joint statement on the federal budget and the nation's economic future.  The statement says, in part:   "The Concord Coalition and... Read More
27 Jan, 2003 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a continued decline in the federal government's long-term fiscal outlook, The Concord Coalition warned that Congress and the Bush Administration must not become complacent with the prospect of budget... Read More
26 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  With new estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing annual budget deficits through 2005 and the projected 2002-2011 surplus virtually wiped out, The Concord Coalition warned today that fiscal policy is at a crossroads. The government's rapidly deteriorating... Read More
19 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that the Conrad-Feingold-Domenici bipartisan budget enforcement amendment provides a strong and needed dose of fiscal discipline. It sets new discretionary spending caps for two years at tough but achievable levels, extends the pay-as-you-go (... Read More
11 Jun, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition said today that it would be premature to permanently extend the estate tax repeal or any other provision of last year's tax legislation before a broader fiscal policy agreement is reached between Congress and the Bush administration. “Last year's tax bill... Read More
17 Apr, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As the House of Representatives considers legislation to permanently extend all provisions of last year's tax bill beyond their scheduled 2010 expiration date, including rate reductions not even scheduled to take effect until 2004 and 2006, The Concord Coalition said today that... Read More
11 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
As Congress begins work this week on the fiscal year 2003 budget resolution, The Concord Coalition has the following recommendations of things to do and things not to do: Things to do Reaffirm the fiscally responsible goal of balancing the budget without using the Social Security... Read More
7 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Concord Coalition said today that an expensive, three-year, thirty percent special depreciation allowance in the economic stimulus bill passed by the House and Senate will do very little to provide short-term stimulus but will make it more difficult to achieve a balanced... Read More