fuel tax

Government, Business, Fuel

States Take Action as COVID-19 Chokes Revenue Streams

Sunoco gas station via RiverNorthPhotography via Getty Images A Sunoco gas station in Troy, Mich. (RiverNorthPhotography via Getty Images)

Many state transportation agencies continue to develop revenue forecasts to determine how much money they can expect to lose in fuel tax revenue, tolls and transit fares in the wake of the pandemic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Chicago Mayor’s Budget Proposal Calls for City Fuel Tax Hike

View of Chicago A view of Chicago at sunrise. Chicago’s current vehicle fuel tax rate is 5 cents per gallon. Additionally, Illinois’ motor fuel tax is 46 cents per gallon for diesel and 38 cents per gallon for gasoline. (Gian Lorenzo Ferretti Photography/Getty Images)

Chicago is planning for a 3-cent fuel tax increase in an effort to help restore the city’s financial well-being amid the coronavirus pandemic,

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2020
Government, Fuel

Montana County Votes for Local Gas Tax

Missoula, Mont. Missoula, Mont., by akpakp/Getty Images

Voters in Missoula County, Mont., recently approved a gas tax as a way to finance local transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

US Chamber Renews Calls for Fuel Tax Increase

U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Ed Mortimer Ed Mortimer urges Senate panel to raise the diesel and gas tax to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. (Via banking.senate.gov)

WASHINGTON — The expiration this fall of the country’s central highway policy law means that its reauthorization must be urgently addressed by Congress, Ed Mortimer, transportation director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told a Senate committee Feb. 25.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2020
Government, Fuel

Former T&I Leader Bill Shuster Touts Fuel Tax, Presses for Leadership

Bill Shuster Bill Shuster by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

With the U.S. House of Representatives readying consideration of a comprehensive highway bill as early as the week of Jan. 27, Bill Shuster, formerly the leader of that chamber’s transportation panel, argued that an increase in the federal fuel tax is an ideal approach for Congress to consider as a means of funding for the measure.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Michigan Lawmakers Ready to Act on Budget — Without Road Deal

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has been pursuing a 45-cent fuel tax increase to fund the state's crumbling roads, a plan Republican lawmakers do not support. (Associated Press/David Eggert)

Republican leaders in Michigan’s Senate and House of Representatives are prepared to proceed with a budget, albeit one that doesn’t include a deal to secure funding for the state’s crumbling roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Safety, Fuel

Secretary Chao: Fuel Tax a ‘Topic of Discussion’ During Infrastructure Policy Talks

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outside the White House in Washington on May 7, 2019. (Associated Press/Andrew Harnik)

Responding to whether the federal fuel tax should be raised to help fund the country’s corridors, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acknowledged the funding approach garnered interest during negotiations of a comprehensive infrastructure bill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 2, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Rep. Earl Blumenauer Proposes Fuel Tax Increase

Earl Blumenauer Blumenauer speaks in Congress. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a member of the tax policy-writing Ways and Means panel, recently unveiled legislation that would increase federal fuel taxes.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Gas-Tax Hike Is in Play as Trump Weighs Infrastructure Politics

Refueling car Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Trump administration hasn’t ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election.

May 17, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Canada Hikes Price of Diesel Fuel With New Carbon Tax

A truck enters Canada from the United States A truck enters Canada from the United States. (Thinkstock)

The Canadian government has begun implementation of a federal carbon tax program that will extend the increase in the cost of diesel fuel for all truckers, including those from the United States, doing business in all 10 Canadian provinces.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2019