Federal Highway Trust Fund Could Run Dry This Month

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is warning that the Federal Highway Trust Fund could run out of money by the end of this month, reports the AP. The fund is facing an $8.3 billion shortfall in projected revenues, primarily due to high gas prices reducing the amount of fuel purchased by American consumers. The… » 9/08/08 10:30am 9/08/08 10:30am

U.S. Government Spent $3.4 Billion On Vehicle Fleet Last Year, Isn't…

The federal government fleet now totals 642,233 vehicles and cost taxpayers $3.4 billion last year, according to the AP by way of the Detroit News. As one might expect, the government doesn't know exactly why it has so many cars and trucks — even within individual agencies, the report states, some vehicles sit unused… » 8/01/08 1:00pm 8/01/08 1:00pm