CAGTC in the News
A Fund Within a Fund
04-20-2009, The Journal of Commerce
A new concept is taking shape that would protect freight interests within the highway trust fund. On its face, the idea — to create a freight “sub-account” within the trust fund that would be paid for with a new but fair assessment on cargo — has merit. In contrast to the highway fund itself, the “sub-account” could not be raided to pay for mass transit or other nonfreight projects.
Maritime Transportation Industry Joins Rivals to Push for Freight Funding
03-31-2009, Congressional Quarterly Inc.
In its bid to ship more of the nation’s cargo by water, the maritime transportation industry has joined forces with rival trucking and rail groups to seek more funding for freight in the next highway bill.
Funding a National Freight Policy
03-31-2009, Cargo Business News
In 2001, the Coalition of America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) set out with a handful of members, to convince Congress that the U.S. needed to create a national freight policy with dedicated funding.
Trucker\'s Slow Lane to Taxes
03-16-2009, The Journal of Commerce
With fuel taxes likely to fall, motor carriers could be the last to switch to a vehicle mileage tax.
Obama begins to dole out stimulus funds for shovel-ready transportation infrastructure projects
03-04-2009, Logistics Management
Less than three weeks after signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law, President Barack Obama said yesterday that his administration has released $26.6 billion in funding dedicated towards infrastructure spending.