Federal Highway Trust http://ripr.org en Whitehouse Leading Efforts To Keep Federal Highway Trust Afloat http://ripr.org/post/whitehouse-leading-efforts-keep-federal-highway-trust-afloat <p>Lawmakers are running out of time to shore up money for the Federal Highway Trust Fund. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is helping spearhead efforts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:48:52 +0000 John Bender 36385 at http://ripr.org Whitehouse Leading Efforts To Keep Federal Highway Trust Afloat Federal Funding For RI Transportation Projects May Soon Dry Up http://ripr.org/post/federal-funding-ri-transportation-projects-may-soon-dry <p>The Federal Highway Trust Fund is struggling to stay afloat in the face of dwindling funds and partisan gridlock in Washington.&nbsp; That means the federal government will delay reimbursing Rhode Island and other states for transportation projects starting August 1st.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:10:26 +0000 Rachel Bloom 36235 at http://ripr.org Federal Funding For RI Transportation Projects May Soon Dry Up The Bottom Line: RI Transportation Funding Faces An Uncertain Future http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-ri-transportation-funding-faces-uncertain-future <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Department of Transportation Director Michael Lewis. They not only discuss why ridership is light on the commuter rail line south of Providence. Director Lewis also talks about the federal highway trust that’s expected to run dry by next year. It’s the state’s only source of transportation funding.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:55:30 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 24537 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: RI Transportation Funding Faces An Uncertain Future