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Alabama’s Deteriorating Roads Cost Drivers $5.3 billion a Year, Report Says

Roads Highway interchange near Birmingham, Ala. (Jay Reeves/Associated Press)

Alabama’s roads and bridges have deteriorated to such an extent that it costs each resident $5.3 billion a year, according to a report by a nonprofit transportation research organization.

Alabama Media Group
February 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Caltrans Scrambles to Hire Road Maintenance Workers

Construction site Traffic moves on the old Gerald Desmond Bridge next to its replacement bridge under construction in Long Beach, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

Caltrans will consider hiring nearly anyone for 333 maintenance jobs it is trying to fill. The transportation department is on a spree to hire enough workers to improve road upkeep as called for in a 2017 gas tax bill that in November survived an initiative that would have repealed it.

Wes Venteicher | The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, Calif.)
February 19, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

AAR Supports Gas Tax, Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Measure to Fund Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON — A vehicle-miles-traveled tax would present a good long-term solution for funding the nation’s infrastructure, while higher fuel taxes could address more near-term needs, representatives from the Association of American Railroads said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Gas-Tax Hike Needed for Roads, Maintenance, Ohio Transportation Panel Says

Ohio Construction on Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio. (Skip Peterson/Associated Press)

After two meetings, a committee formed by Gov. Mike DeWine to study options for fixing a shortfall in money for road construction and maintenance has come to a consensus that the state gasoline tax needs to increase.

Jim Siegel | The Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
February 7, 2019
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Voters Reject Gas Tax Repeal

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California voters on Nov. 6 rejected Proposition 6, a measure to repeal a recent increase in the state’s gas tax and one that, in many ways, determines the fate of California’s roads, bridges and transit.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
November 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

California Business Leaders Fight to Save New Fuel Tax

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It’s not often the California Chamber of Commerce endorses a tax increase. You are more likely to see such legislative proposals — on high-income earners, on services, on corporations — make the “job killers” list that the state’s largest business advocacy organization puts out each year to beat back bills it doesn’t like.

July 16, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Road Repairs Jeopardized if New California Gas Tax Repealed, Stakeholders Say

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A November ballot measure to repeal California’s recent gas tax increase threatens road improvement and maintenance projects that receive funding through the tax.

Caitlin Chen | The Sacramento Bee
July 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Billions of Dollars at Stake for Transportation in California Gas Tax Repeal Effort

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The sharpest statewide political battle this November will be fought over California’s still-new gas tax, with billions of dollars for road and transit upgrades at stake in a repeal measure that has now earned a place on the ballot.

Kevin Fixler | The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
July 10, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawsuit Aims to Remove Gas Tax Hike From Ballot

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A state legislator from southwest Missouri has filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop a proposed gasoline tax increase from appearing on the state’s November ballot.

Jack Suntrup | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2018
Government, Fuel, TCA

California Republicans See New Gas Tax as Rallying Point

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Out-of-state money is pouring into a campaign to overturn California’s newly enacted gas taxes and vehicle registration fees as Republican donors see a rallying point to drive conservative voters to the polls in November.

Rachel Swan | San Francisco Chronicle
June 28, 2018

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