The trucking community knows all to well about the financial mess that continues to go on in concerns of our highways. This stretches further then just trucking, all of us are affected. With the recent winter season now over, highways are covered with potholes and damage. Why? There’s no money to fix the roads. More importantly, there’s no solutions in sight. Well, there is one but the trucking community objects to it completely. Proposals and recommendations for interstate toll roads have been made and the bill is already in legislation.
The Highway Innovative Financing Act of 2014 is already in legislation. Here’s the bill description as stated in legislation. Highway Innovative Financing Act of 2014 – Amends the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to remove limits on the number of state or local governments or public authorities with which the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) may enter into cooperative agreements to establish value pricing pilot programs (in effect, allowing extension of the programs to all such authorities).