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Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Congress Should Raise Fuel Tax for Infrastructure Projects, New Report Recommends

The "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange near downtown Las Vegas The "Spaghetti Bowl" interchange near downtown Las Vegas. (TT File Photo)

Federal policymakers should raise and index federal fuel taxes to address immediate funding needs for the vast network of infrastructure projects and transportation corridors nationwide, recommended authors of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report published Dec. 6.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Pitches User Charge to Spur Infrastructure Funding

Blumenaur Eleanor Lamb for Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Road user charges, manifested in the form of a miles-based user fee (MBUF), are the best alternative for sustainable infrastructure funding, according to Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Government, Business

I-95 Corridor Coalition, Delaware DOT to Pilot Mileage-Based User Fee

Delaware bridge Delaware Memorial Bridge on 1-95 (Elvert Barnes Photography)

The I-95 Corridor Coalition and the Delaware Department of Transportation announced May 1 that they are leading a pilot study to examine the feasibility of a mileage-based user fee, or MBUF.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 4, 2018

Rep. Bill Shuster Not Ruling Out Fuel-Tax Increase

Bill Shuster Mario Olivero for AASHTO

WASHINGTON — The top Republican transportation policymaker in the House of Representatives did not rule out raising the federal fuel tax to fund infrastructure projects, giving momentum to a view recently shared by President Donald Trump and endorsed by much of the freight industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Government, Safety

Top Transportation Authorizers Headline Feb. 28 AASHTO Briefing

Rep. Shuster Shuster by Jaclyn O'Laughlin

Two weeks after a meeting with President Donald Trump, in which he is said to have endorsed an increase in fuel taxes, the leaders of the transportation policy committees will address the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials on Feb. 28.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Lawmakers Say Trump Supports 25-Cent Fuel Tax Increase to Fund Infrastructure

President Trump T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump told lawmakers he would support a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal gasoline and diesel taxes to help pay for upgrading American roads, bridges and other public works, Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware said Feb. 14.

Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for No More Toll Roads

I-35 East Dallas AsphaltPlanet1 via YouTube

Texas will not be setting up more toll roads, despite plans recently unveiled by the state’s Department of Transportation to build toll lanes on Interstate 35 East, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Truckers to Pay 20¢ More a Gallon for Diesel Starting Nov. 1

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Beginning Nov. 1, drivers across California can expect to pay an extra 12 cents per gallon for gasoline at the pump, and an extra 20 cents per gallon for diesel.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
October 31, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump’s Economic Adviser Floats Idea of Gas Tax Hike for Infrastructure

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser raised the possibility of increasing the federal gasoline tax next year to help pay for the administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, U.S. Representative Tom Reed said.

Erik Wasson and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
October 25, 2017
Government, Business

Survey Finds Growing Public Support for Gas Tax, Trucking Industry

Neil Newhouse Newhouse by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new survey sponsored by American Trucking Associations shows widening public support for an increase in the gas tax.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2017