July 4, 2015

Publications

2 Jul, 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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7 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget takes an appropriately hard line on spending, but its claim to result in significant deficit reduction relies on budgetary gimmicks that understate likely expenses and overstate likely revenue.... Read More
2 Feb, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. His testimony will more deeply explore the principles articulated by the bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition in the January 9 full-page New... Read More
8 Jan, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- In a full-page statement in this Sunday's New York Times (January 9, 2005), bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition urge Congress and the President to “confront the hard choices that a meaningful Social Security reform plan requires” and to “reject both the ‘do nothing'... Read More
1 Sep, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With President Bush expected to reiterate tonight his advocacy of personally owned accounts as an element of Social Security reform, The Concord Coalition urged both parties to reject “free lunch” and “do nothing” plans by facing up to the real trade-offs that must be made to... Read More
22 Mar, 2004 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees' reports showing a combined long-term unfunded obligation of $72 trillion, The Concord Coalition warned that the two programs are on a fiscally unsustainable track and urged lawmakers to respond with... Read More
2 Oct, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee's hearing on the final report of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security, Concord Coalition Executive Director, Robert Bixby, blasted the Social Security Do Nothing Plan. “Changing demographics make the current... Read More
11 Sep, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition today released “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare,” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) a brochure proposing six questions that citizens and members of the media should ask candidates for federal office.... Read More
11 Aug, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON --  In an op-ed published today in The Washington Post, The Concord Coalition's Co-Chairs, former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Warren B. Rudman (R-NH), warned against defaulting to the “do nothing” approach to Social Security reform. Kerrey and Rudman urged critics of the few... Read More
27 Mar, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition warned today that the 2002 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports released this week reaffirm that both programs are on an unsustainable course - despite three additional years of trust fund solvency for Social Security and one additional year of... Read More
22 Jan, 2002 - Press Release
WASHINGTON ¾ With today's new forecast by the Congressional Budget Office showing that the projected non-Social Security surplus is gone ¾ not just this year but for several years to come ¾ The Concord Coalition called upon President Bush and Congress to reestablish the goal of balancing the... Read More