fuel taxes

Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Trucking Offered Measure of Stability in Diesel Revenue as Pandemic Caused Gas Tax Revenue to Tank

Trucker gets fuel Thinkstock

In addition to essential supplies, truck drivers during the pandemic provided a service that is less tangible but no less important: boosting revenue for state transportation departments.

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

Several States Phase In Fuel-Tax Increases

Michlig Energy driver Jake Gould delivers diesel in Walnut, Ill. Michlig Energy driver Jake Gould delivers diesel in Walnut, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Fuel is now more expensive in seven states: Oklahoma, South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Vermont and Iowa.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 3, 2018
Government, Business

Mississippi House Speaker Proposes Diversions, Tax Swap to Fund Infrastructure

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn Speaker Gunn, whose plan would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years. (Mississippi Legislature)

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn presented an infrastructure funding plan April 12 that would divert money to transportation projects over the next several years.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2018

Senate Democrats Debut Infrastructure Plan That Would Reverse Elements of GOP Tax Overhaul

Democrats debut infrastructure plan Democrats debuted their own infrastructure plan that aims for a $1 trillion federal investment. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Less than a month after President Donald Trump unveiled his infrastructure proposal, Senate Democrats released an infrastructure plan of their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Poll Shows Split on Fuel-Tax Increase for Infrastructure as Conservatives Push Back

Grover Norquist Norquist has chimed in as an opponent of increasing fuel taxes. (Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg News)

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found people are near evenly split on the subject of raising fuel taxes to fund infrastructure projects, with a slight majority supporting the idea.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 22, 2018

Infrastructure Funding Policy ‘Going to Move Pretty Fast,’ Inhofe Says

Sen. James Inhofe Inhofe says his Senate panel is already writing an infrastructure bill. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

The Senate committee overseeing surface transportation policy already is crafting the framework for an infrastructure bill, Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Examiner Feb. 15, a few days after the White House outlined “principles” of a $200 billion infrastructure proposal.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 16, 2018

Editorial: Time to Talk Fuel Taxes

Now is the time to get serious about fixing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, which means it’s also time to raise fuel taxes to pay for it.

February 15, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

ATA Chairman Dave Manning: Decongested Roads Important as Economy Improves

ATA Chairman Dave Manning John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The potential economic benefits of a long-term infrastructure funding proposal, and the impact a new tax law is having on certain businesses, reinforces a need for better freight connectivity nationwide, ATA Chairman Dave Manning said Jan 31.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business

Congress Awaits Infrastructure Plan Next Week; Freight Groups Oppose Tolls in Leaked Draft

Toll gate on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mark Danielson/Flickr

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will need to vigorously promote his wide-ranging infrastructure funding proposal to help advance it through a skeptical Congress this year, the leader of the Senate committee on freight affairs said Jan. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2018
Government, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Don’t Fear the Fuel Tax

Politicians have long been loathe to increase the federal tax on diesel and gasoline. Georgia is one example why they shouldn't worry.

January 18, 2018