The Future of Transportation and the Highway Trust Fund

Capitol Hill Briefing
June 19, 2013 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Randal O'Toole, Cato Institute; Scott Beyer, Market Urbanism; and Emily Goff, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.

Congress needs to reauthorize the federal gas tax and decide how to spend federal surface transportation dollars in 2014. Unfortunately, argues Cato's Randal O'Toole, too much spending in the past has gone to obsolete transportation technologies. Author Scott Beyer argues that the federal government’s role in funding infrastructure has stripped both money and decision-making power from localities, particularly major cities. Emily Goff, of the Heritage Foundation, will present ways reauthorization can embrace future technologies rather than be stuck in the past.