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8 states receive federal grants to test new ways of funding transportation infrastructure

In a late August press release, the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHA) announced that it had awarded eight states with a total of $14.2 million in grants to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.
The new program, known as The Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives, or STSFA, will pay for projects, mostly in the west, to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms. Some states have already begun testing similar mechanisms; Oregon’s OreGo is one, in which motorists pay a tax on the miles they drive, not the gas they purchase. We described that and other states’ initiatives in July, noting that several east coast states along the I-95 Corridor had applied for federal grant money to experiment with their own pay-for-miles-driven programs.
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