Although the Treasury Dept. estimates the Highway Trust Fund will stay in the black until yearend 2010, the fund’s highway account will post a $2.3-billion deficit at the end of 2009, says Assistant Transportation Secretary Phyllis F. Scheinberg. She told a House panel on Feb. 15 that “the trend in declining cash balances...remains constant and needs attention.” The current highway statute expires Sept. 30, 2009.