A bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives bill, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, proposes to establish a user fee to fund freight transportation capital investment and community impact mitigation projects.
The bill, introduced by Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) would create the Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, financed through a one percent waybill fee that would raise an estimated $8 billion per year.
It establishes a National Freight Policy with three goals:
For more information, read the very informative Long Beach Post article, Congressman Alan Lowenthal Introduces Bill to Strengthen Nation’s Deteriorating Freight Infrastructure System,
or review the bill, Economy in Motion: The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act.