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Sep 4, 2016

INFRASTRUCTURES' FUNDS * USA: Government grant funds

* DC - Two FHWA grants to help fund road use fee pilot projects

--- The Federal Highway Administration Thursday announced $14.2 million in grants for states under a new program to explore alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives (STSFA) grant program will fund projects to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms. One of the grants in the amount of $1,49 million to the State of Delaware will help fund a study to test a mileage-based user fee system for road users that could eliminate the future need for motor fuel taxes in collaboration with members of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. Another is a $2.1 million grant to the Oregon Department of Transportation for improvements to that state‚Äôs existing road usage charge program... 
(The Trucker file photo - One of the FHWA grants will go to Delaware to test a mileage-based user fee system, another to Oregon to expand its road usage charge pilot program)   --   Washington, DC, USA - The Trucker News Services - 31 Aug 2016

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