AASHTO executive director Jim Tymon highlights various priorities for surface transportation in 2019

The primary topic Tymon addressed was AASHTO’s role in continuing to be a strong advocate for a federal surface transportation program that is supported by a solvent and robust Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which accounts for 95% of federal funding for surface transportation and is supported by the federal gasoline tax.

But with this tax not having been raised since 1993, there has been a longstanding impasse in Congress, regarding getting on a path to solid infrastructure funding continuity. Tymon believes this is something that can, and needs, to change.