Congress Kicks Off Fall Quarter Amid Growing Traffic Woes Nationwide

Prior to the August recess, DeFazio’s Senate counterparts advanced five-year, $287 billion infrastructure package that left unresolved the looming shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund. The account, used to assist states with transportation projects, relies on insufficient revenue from the federal fuel tax. This week, DeFazio’s committee is scheduled to examine congestion pricing and tolling as potential funding alternatives for highway projects.