fuel tax

Government, Fuel, Business

GOP Congressman Proposes Fuel Tax Increase

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Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) introduced legislation that would raise federal fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon, and index the new rate to inflation as a way to ensure the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 9, 2015
Government, Fuel, Business

Rep. Petri Supports Bill That Would Raise Fuel Taxes

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Tom Petri (R-Wis.), the outgoing chairman of the subcommittee on highways, said he will become a co-sponsor of a bill that would increase federal fuel taxes to support the nation’s transportation system.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2014
Fuel, Business

Voltmann: $100 Billion a Year Needed for Infrastructure


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Congress needs to raise fuel taxes in upcoming legislation, then deal with the longer-term problem of finding a new way to fund highway infrastructure, the president of the Transportation Intermediaries Association said Sept. 23.

Bruce Harmon | News Editor
September 23, 2014
Government, Business, Fuel

Connecticut Diesel Tax Will Drop Slightly on July 1

Truckers buying fuel in Connecticut will get a bit of a break starting July 1 when the state tax on diesel drops 0.4 cents per gallon.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 27, 2014
Fuel, Business

ATA Willing to Back New Options to Solve Highway Funding Crisis

American Trucking Associations said it would support such measures as a tax on crude oil, a national highway fee on cars and trucks and repatriation of corporate profits held overseas to pay for highways, given the transportation funding crisis and Congress’ refusal to raise fuel taxes.    

May 26, 2014
Government, Fuel, Business

Foxx Says Fuel Tax Increase Is Not Needed

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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