(Newsmax) The Highway Trust Fund, which is running on empty thanks to another spending battle between Congress and the White House, needs to be replenished and then redesigned because it’s decades out of date, a former U.S. Department of Transportation official told Newsmax TV on Thursday.

“We have to fund the highway system, and obviously concrete roads, bridges cost a lot more today,” Brigham McCown, former head of the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, told “MidPoint” host Ed Berliner.

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