fuel taxes
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.

August 8, 2011