March-April 2017

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Big Excavators, Big Tech

Since the mid-1950s, the Highway Trust Fund has been financing road construction and surface transportation projects, both new construction, and expansion and refurbishment of our aging highway infrastructure, its coffers filled by a federal fuel tax and other monetary transfers. The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 established the Highway Trust Fund and directs that the fuel tax is to be used exclusively for highway construction and maintenance. These typically short-term projects require large excavators to move a lot of material as quickly as possible.

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