US House Transportation Committee Hearing on Funding Boils Down to “Same Rhetoric”

The Washington Post staffs the February 1, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on President Trump’s call for infrastructure investment and reports that, well, it’s about the money. According to The Post, “Finding any additional revenue, let alone the $3.7 trillion estimated to meet infrastructure needs by 2020, has been the congressional challenge since the existing source, the gas-tax-funded Highway Trust Fund, began to run below meeting the need. The funding for the current transportation bill was bolstered in 2015 from sources described [during the hearing] as ‘gimmicks’ and ‘funny money.’” (No mention of tolls in the article.)