Primer on Federal Surface Transportation Authorization and the Highway Trust Fund

The United States is a large consumer of oil. Passenger and freight transportation are responsible for the use of over 10 million barrels a day. Transportation is the major cause of United States dependence on oil. Surface transportation engenders more than 23% of anthropogenic greenhouse gases. There are numerous opportunities to remedy this in the next surface transportation reauthorization bill. This paper presents the rudiments of federal surface transportation bill authorization, and its main beneficiary - the federal highway trust fund.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01343203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2011 3:38PM