States Forced to Delay Millions of Dollars in Highway Contracts


Diminished Fuel Taxes Causes Rationing of Federal Funding


Federal Highway Fund Bankruptcy Hits Arizona: ADOT to Delay New Federally Supported Projects

Arizona Highway Projects Stall Out in Face of Shortfall Link to story in The Arizona Republic:


Statement from Caltrans Director Will Kempton:

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that effective Monday, September 8, the Federal Highway Administration will delay financial reimbursements from the Highway Trust Fund to all states. Here is a statement from California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Director Will Kempton in response:

"This latest announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation aggravates an already tight budget problem for California’s transportation program. We had projected that the state budget impasse could impact ongoing transportation construction projects by October. However, delays in federal reimbursements could exacerbate this situation. Failure to resolve this issue will have a significant impact on California and the rest of the nation. Unless resolved, this situation could result in delaying, reducing, or canceling transportation projects. The ripple effect could impact the state’s economy through loss of revenues, reduced productivity and increased unemployment. In July, I wrote a letter to California’s congressional delegation emphasizing the need to resolve this issue at the earliest possible date. We will continue working with Congress and federal transportation officials to secure the passage of legislation that will address the funding shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund."


Colorado Trying to Cope with Federal Cuts to Road Funds Link to story in the Rocky Mountain News:


State of Kansas Department of Transportation expresses some funding concerns Link to story in The Fort Scott Tribune:


U.S. Road Fund Short, May Pinch Big Projects in Michigan Link to AP story:


Minnesota Projects Not Affected Link to story in the Star Tribune:


Missouri DOT Watches Washington Money Situation Link to story on KRMS Radio:

Highway Trust Fund Shortfall Could Cause State Highway Projects to be Canceled


New Hampshire Worries Feds Might Hamper Road Work Link to AP story:


Highway Construction Halted by Oklahoma DOT


PennDOT Secretary Says Federal Funding Shortfall Could Impact PA’S Highway, Bridge Program Congress Needs to Enact Fix to Restore Fund Fund 0905081.doc

8 Billion in State Highway Funding at Risk in Pennsylvania Link to story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:


TxDOT says highway fund close to depletion Link to story in the San Antonio Business Journal:


Gov. Gregoire’s Statement on the Federal Highway Transportation Funding Bankruptcy

Washington Projects Could be Affected as Federal Fund for Roads Runs Dry Link to AP story:


Highway Fund Bailout Now Backed by Bush Administration Link to story in The Los Angeles Times,0,4699247.story

Senator Inhofe Urges Immediate Action to Prevent Highway Trust Fund Insolvency

Highway Fund Shortfall May Halt Road Projects Link to story in The New York Times: