fuel taxes
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Stays Neutral on Fuel Tax Hike, Infrastructure Adviser D.J. Gribbin Says

D.J. Gribbin CQ Roll Call Live

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is sticking with its neutral stance on whether to increase federal fuel taxes to finance big-scale transportation projects, infrastructure policy adviser D.J. Gribbin said Dec. 12.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

New Jersey Congressman Endorses Federal Fuel Tax Increase

Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike Vehicles travel up to an express toll on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

An increase in federal taxes on fuel would significantly help fund repairs for highway infrastructure along Interstate 95 in Newark, N.J., Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D) said amid Congress’ consideration of tax reform legislation.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Dec. 4: New Jersey Drive

Interstate 95 New Jersey Interstate 95 North in New Jersey by Trucking Divas Rock, via YouTube

The dilapidated stretch of Interstate 95, or the Turnpike, along Newark’s metropolitan region in beautiful New Jersey needs to be repaired soon, and raising federal taxes on fuel is the way to go about it, Rep. Donald Payne Jr. said amid Congress’ debate on tax policy. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2017
Government, Fuel

Key Democrats Press for Infrastructure Funding Amid Tax Reform Debate

Rep. John Delaney John K. Delaney via YouTube

Several Democrats, including Rep. John Delaney of Maryland, are critical of a tax reform package proposed by House Republicans that does not offer an approach to fund big-ticket infrastructure projects..

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Government, Fuel

Transportation Policymakers Talk Infrastructure but Fail to Act, DeFazio Says

Rep. Peter DeFazio Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Inaction this year on a long-term infrastructure funding bill in the U.S. House prompted a top Democrat to strongly voice his frustration toward Republicans at a high-profile hearing Oct. 11 that looked at ways to fund the nation’s transportation network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2017
Government, Business

FHWA Nominee: Tolls, P3s Options to Fund Infrastructure Projects

FHWA nominee Trombino Trombino at his nomination hearing. (Environment and Public Works Committee via YouTube)

Tolling systems and public-private partnerships are viable alternatives to traditional sources of infrastructure funding, such as revenue generated from fuel taxes, the nominee to lead the country’s vast network of highways told a Senate panel on Oct. 5.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2017
Government, Business

Oregon Raises Weight Fee System for Trucks Under New Transportation Law

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Gov. Kate Brown signed into law an increase in Oregon's weight fee. (Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News)

Oregon’s weight-per-mile system for trucks will increase under a $5.3 billion, 10-year bill Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed into law on Aug. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2017
Fuel, Business

Threat to End Federal Fuel Taxes Concerns Transportation Officials

Faced with the expiration in September of federal transportation taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, highway advocates say they are increasingly worried that the anti-tax, anti-government rancor that characterized the debt ceiling battle could endanger the nation’s transportation system.

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