fuel tax

Government, Fuel, Business

Foxx Says Fuel Tax Increase Is Not Needed

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the Obama administration still believes there is a better way to raise the money needed to upgrade the nation’s highway infrastructure than to raise the federal fuel tax.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2014
Fuel, Business

Lawmaker Proposes 15¢ Increase in Fuel Tax

WASHINGTON — An Oregon congressman has introduced legislation that would boost federal taxes on diesel and gasoline to fill a widening shortfall in the federal government’s main source of transportation funding.

December 9, 2013

New Transportation Funding Proposals Include Replacing Fuel Tax With Sales Tax

WASHINGTON — With the nation’s Highway Trust Fund on the brink of insolvency and states searching for ways to pay for transportation, a flurry of innovative funding proposals surfaced last week.

January 21, 2013
Fuel, Business

Deficit Panel Leaders Propose Increase of Federal Fuel Tax by 15 Cents

The co-chairmen of a bipartisan presidential commission created to find ways to reduce the federal deficit last week called for gradually raising the federal fuel tax by 15 cents a gallon, beginning in 2013.

November 15, 2010
Fuel, Business

Groups Urge Senators to Reconsider Plan to Use Fuel Fees for Nontransport Needs

More than two dozen transportation advocacy groups have asked the drafters of a Senate energy and climate bill to reconsider their legislation to allocate new revenue from transportation-based motor fuel fees to “activities entirely unrelated to improving the nation’s transportation infrastructure.”

May 24, 2010