fuel tax

Government, Business, Logistics

States Step In to Fund Roads After Trump’s Plans Stall

Roads Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Governors in at least 11 states, including Michigan, Ohio and Connecticut, are pushing for new taxes, bond sales and tolls to raise money for long-needed work on roads, bridges and transit systems after President Donald Trump failed to enact a major infrastructure plan.

Amanda Albright | Bloomberg News
March 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: House Hearings Spark Optimism

All of a sudden, it looks like lawmakers might be making good on the long-standing promise to get moving on what most agree is an issue with bipartisan support — yes, infrastructure funding.

March 7, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Congress Signals Potential for Infrastructure Bill as Stakeholders Call for Sustainable Funding

Chris Spear testifying before House committee ATA President Chris Spear testifies before a House committee on March 6. (Ian Wagreich /U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

WASHINGTON — Leadership from groups representing key sectors of the freight industry on March 6 urged the powerful tax-writing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives to approve a long-term funding system for the country’s network of freight and commuter corridors.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2019
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