gas tax

Government, Fuel, TCA

Ballot Measure in the Works to Roll Back California’s New Gas Tax Hike

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

A proposal for a second ballot measure to repeal a new 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax was filed with the state Sept. 14, with backers boasting they have 200,000 Californians pledged to sign the petition to qualify the initiative for the November 2018 election.

Martin Wisckol | The Orange County (Calif.) Register
September 19, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Seeks Drivers to Test Alternative Road Use Tax

Traffic in Washington WSDOT/Flickr

Washington is seeking about 2,000 drivers to test a new way to pay to maintain the state’s roadways.

August 22, 2017
Government, TCA

'Irresponsible’ for Louisiana to Ignore Road, Bridge Needs, Sponsor of Unsuccessful Gas Tax Hike Says

Bridge in Louisiana faungg's photos/Flickr

The sponsor of a failed bill to raise Louisiana’s gas tax said July 31 the state should consider other options to improve roads and bridges, including the already-stressed general fund.

Will Sentell | The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.)
August 1, 2017
Government, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Analysis: Reluctant States Raise Gas Taxes to Repair Roads

Foggy Gas Station Tim Vrtiska/Flickr

Motorists don’t like to pay more at the pump, and lawmakers worry that if they raise taxes on gasoline, they’ll be voted out of office.

Sophie Quinton |
July 26, 2017
Government, Fuel

Americans Say They Back Higher Gas Tax to Fix Crumbling Roads

Pothole in road chrisUK/Flickr

Congress hasn’t raised the federal gas tax since 1993 when Bill Clinton was president, but a narrow majority of Americans would support an increase to help fix crumbling roads and bridges in their own states.

July 20, 2017
Government, Fuel, TCA

Opponents of California’s Gas Tax Hike Will Sue Over State’s ‘Misleading’ Ballot Description

California gas pump David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Proponents of an initiative to repeal gas tax increases in California plan to sue over the state-drafted title and summary for the ballot measure, which they say is misleading and negative.

Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2017
Government, Fuel

Trucking, Regulations and Congress: A Midyear Review and Look-Ahead

TT Managing Editor Lorrie Grant chats with government reporters Eugene Mulero and Eric Miller to recap the year so far in congressional and regulatory news that impact trucking, and looks ahead at the final six months. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

July 3, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Oregon Lawmakers to Finally Vote on Massive Road-Fixes Bill After Two Years of Talks

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Brown by Meg Roussos/Bloomberg News

During a rare weekend meeting, Oregon state lawmakers on July 1 voted to send a slimmed-down, $5.3 billion proposal to raise taxes and fees to pay for transportation projects to the House floor for a full vote.

Gordon R. Friedman | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
July 3, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 19, 2017

Californians Give Big Thumbs Down to New Gas Tax, Poll Finds

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Californians may hate swerving to avoid potholes, but a new law that will charge drivers an extra $10 a month to pave over the state’s problem roads is provoking its own kind of road rage.

Katy Murphy | East Bay (Calif.) Times
June 9, 2017