Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood should look in the mirror before complaining about the inaction of Congress in passing legislation to fund the national Highway Trust fund.
This vital funding source to cities, states and transportation agencies for highway and transit projects is on the verge of running out of money soon. As a senior Republican Party Congressional member, he joined both past presidents and Congress in kicking the can down the road.
The national gasoline tax used to support the Highway Trust fund was last raised to 18.4 cents in 1993. Congressman Ray LaHood was quiet as a mouse when it came to introducing or voting for legislation to raise the gasoline tax.
Taking this action years ago would have resulted in a bountiful full Highway Trust fund today.