gas tax

Government, Business

Senators Working on Infrastructure Alternative

Utah Senator Mitt Romney Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said the infrastructure plan should be paid for with an increased gas tax and other user fees. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg News)

Utah Republican Mitt Romney said April 14 a group of senators is in the “early stages” of discussing a potential counterproposal to President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure and spending plan that would be more narrowly focused and less expensive.

April 14, 2021
Business, Fuel, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Proposal Would Tax Electricity as Fuel

Electric car with a connected charging cable The proposal also requires utility companies to tax people who draw electricity to charge their electric vehicle at home. (Scharfsinn86/Getty Images)

As gas tax revenue declines because more people are buying electric vehicles, a Minnesota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would tax electricity as fuel at charging stations for electric vehicles.

Nora G. Hertel | St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
March 3, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Missouri Lawmakers May Ask Voters to Raise Gas Tax in 2021

Missouri Traffic travels on I-70 in Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Department of Transportation)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two years after Missouri voters decisively rejected a proposal to raise Missouri’s gasoline tax, the leader of the Senate wants a do-over.

Kurt Erickson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel, TCA

Massachusetts Transportation Funding Plan Would Increase Gas Taxes

Transportation Funding Plan Workers fill in a pothole in Boston. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg News)

BOSTON — Fees for ride-hailing services and a 5-cents-per-gallon hike in the state’s gas tax are the heart of a plan floated by Democrats in the House of Representatives to pay for upgrades to roads, bridges and public transit.

Christian M. Wade | The (North Andover, Mass.) Eagle-Tribune
March 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Northeast States Weigh Transportation and Climate Initiative

Baker Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker via Steven Senne/Associated Press

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is one of the leaders pushing for a regional program that would raise the price of gas while curbing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.

Shira Schoenberg |
December 16, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Alabama 6-Cent Gas Tax Increase to Start Sept. 1

Mobile, Alabama Mobile, Ala. (Getty Images)

For the first time in 27 years, anyone fueling up at a gas station in Alabama soon will fork out more money in taxes that will go directly to the state.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
August 26, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Raising Fuel Taxes No Longer a Laughing Matter, Stakeholders Find

diesel fuel pump Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Since the start of the 116th Congress in January, the gas tax has been having a moment. At congressional hearings, keynote addresses and panel discussions inside the Beltway and around the country, a significant number of infrastructure proponents have called on transportation policymakers to raise the federal fuel tax.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2019

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.

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

Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Association of American Railroads/Twitter

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