TEA39s cosponsors contend bill would ldquoopen up Americarsquos transportation system to greater local control better targeted projects and a more efficient way to maintain and improve the nationrsquos infrastructurerdquo

TEA's co-sponsors contend bill would “open up America’s transportation system to greater local control, better targeted projects, and a more efficient way to maintain and improve the nation’s infrastructure.”

UPDATED: Bill to radically devolve highway funding headed nowhere

Measure would slash fuel tax, shift almost all highway authority to states

The Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA) introduced on Capitol Hill in mid-November by Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) that would devolve the federal government’s funding of the nation’s highway infrastructure so that road projects would depend overwhelmingly on state-by-state financing got a fresh airing

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