fuel tax

Government, Business, Safety

U.S. Chamber (Again) Pledges to Support Hill Proponents of Fuel Tax Increase

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue will advocate for members of Congress who step up in support of a fuel tax hike to pay for infrastructure costs. (U.S. Chamber of Commerce via YouTube)

To those members of Congress who support raising the federal fuel tax, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants them to know they have its support. Here's your Capitol Agenda look ahead at the week for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Fuel-Tax Hike to Assist Mobile Port Widening, Alabama Lawmakers Say

Mobile Port of Mobile, Ala. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Republican lawmakers who backed the 10-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase know that various irate constituents might be waiting at home to give them an earful on their spring break next week. But the coastal Alabama contingent will be able to point to a very tangible benefit from their supportive votes: a deepening and widening of the Mobile ship channel.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
March 25, 2019
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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior 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 | Senior Reporter
February 27, 2018