How Midterm Elections Might Impact Key Construction Issues

Races to watch and likely outcomes that will affect fuel taxes, immigration, environment vs. development, CA bullet train and water megaprojects compiled observations about key politicians’ positions on issues such as federal fuel taxes, the border wall and immigration, development’s impact on the Florida environment and California’s bullet train and water megaprojects.

One example from the coverage is unchanging federal fuel taxes. The Congressional Budget Office says it’s one reason the Highway Trust Fund, which helps pay for surface transportation projects around the country, is almost empty.

Incumbent Representative Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has proposed a one-cent-per-year increase in the gas tax that could raise about $500 billion for infrastructure projects over 30 years, compared with the 25-cent increase proposed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Trump administration.

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