fuel taxes

Infrastructure Funding Policy ‘Going to Move Pretty Fast,’ Inhofe Says

Sen. James Inhofe Inhofe says his Senate panel is already writing an infrastructure bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The Senate committee overseeing surface transportation policy already is crafting the framework for an infrastructure bill, Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Examiner Feb. 15, a few days after the White House outlined “principles” of a $200 billion infrastructure proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2018

Editorial: Time to Talk Fuel Taxes

Now is the time to get serious about fixing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, which means it’s also time to raise fuel taxes to pay for it.

Transport Topics
February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Chairman Dave Manning: Decongested Roads Important as Economy Improves

ATA Chairman Dave Manning John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The potential economic benefits of a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, and the impact a new tax law is having on certain businesses, reinforces a need for better freight connectivity nationwide, ATA Chairman Dave Manning said Jan 31.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business

Congress Awaits Infrastructure Plan Next Week; Freight Groups Oppose Tolls in Leaked Draft

Toll gate on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mark Danielson/Flickr

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will need to vigorously promote his wide-ranging infrastructure funding proposal to help advance it through a skeptical Congress this year, the leader of the Senate committee on freight affairs said Jan. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Don’t Fear the Fuel Tax

Politicians have long been loathe to increase the federal tax on diesel and gasoline. Georgia is one example why they shouldn't worry.

Transport Topics
January 18, 2018
Government, Business

Chamber Hosts Infrastructure Event Jan. 18

Construction worker helps build Ohio bridge Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Strategies for modernizing the country’s transportation network will dominate panel discussions at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Jan. 18.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 12, 2018
Government, Business

Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Jennifer Cohan of DDOT Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Solvency and sustainability are the chief qualities state department of transportation leaders are looking for in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure package.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018
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