Newspaper Articles – Kenneth Orski

States’ Growing Autonomy Frees Up Federal Highway Funding

With no political consensus on how to fund a $90 billion shortfall in the U.S.

States Take the Lead on Transportation Fund Reform

While some members of Congress are pressing for an increase in the federal gas tax, responsibility for funding transportation projects is increasingly shifting from the federal government to the st

Rethinking How We Pay for Transportation

Has the time come to reconsider the way we pay for transportation? Should the Highway Trust Fund and its fuel tax revenue continue as the main source of funds for th

State-Federal Role Reversal in Transportation Funding

(Editor’s note: On July 31, Congress approved a $10.8 billion, 10-month "patch" to the Highway Trust Fund, averting what could have become significant delays in state reimbursements during

States' Initiatives Offer Solution to Impending Highway Trust Fund Shortfall

On June 4 the Heritage Foundation held a Capitol Hill briefing for Congressional staff.

Hopes for Long-Term Transportation Bill are Fading

With federal transportation spending outpacing tax receipts by some $1.25 billion a month, the cash balance of the Federal Highway Trust is drawing perilously close to where the U.S Depar

States Launching a Quiet Revolution in Infrastructure Funding

There is a quiet revolution in transportation funding underway these days.

California’s Bullet Train Slowed by Fresh Uncertainties

Barely recovered from the damaging effects of the Sacramento Court ruling late last year denying the California High Speed Rail Authority access to Prop 1A bond funding, the bullet train proje

More Setbacks for California's Embattled High-Speed Rail Project

The Sacramento court's decision denying the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) access to Proposition 1A bond funds was the first in a series of setbacks suffered by the hig

A Major Setback for California’s High-Speed Train

The future of the California High-Speed Rail project hangs in a precarious balance as a result of two rulings handed down by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny on November 25.