fuel tax

Government

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
Government

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
Government, Logistics, TCA

With California’s New Gas Tax Approved, Caltrans Is on a Hiring Spree as Construction Work Ramps Up

Caltrans Caltrans

Vallejo native Chris Haynes had just finished high school when he signed up to work for the California Conservation Corps, a job that took him down back roads across the state. But wherever he went, he saw Caltrans workers too.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
August 18, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

Oklahoma Fuel Taxes Among Lowest in the Nation

Welcome J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

While gasoline prices are hovering around $2 per gallon in Oklahoma, that’s not the direct cost of the fuel. State and federal taxes tally up to 35.4 cents of total gasoline cost per gallon.

Joy Hampton | The Norman (Okla.) Transcript
August 11, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania, Delaware Join Study of East Coast Road Usage Tax

Welcome Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

Pennsylvania motorists will have an opportunity to participate in a study exploring the potential impact of a road usage tax on the East Coast.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 11, 2017

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