House subcommittee to discuss Highway Trust Fund this week

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The House Highways and Transit Subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the current financial status of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and its impact on federal surface transportation programs.

The hearing, titled “How the Financial Status of the Highway Trust Fund Impacts Surface Transportation Programs,” will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at the Rayburn House Office Building.

The subcommittee will hear from USDOT Under Secretary for Policy Polly Trottenberg and CBO Natural and Physical Resources Cost Estimates Unit Chief Kim P. Cawley.

The future of the HTF, HTF’s shortfalls, MAP-21’s September 2014 expiration and the next reauthorization will likely be among topics discussed.

To read a summary of the subject matter, click here.

A webcast of the hearing is available at