vehicle miles traveled

Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Plan Would Save Truckers 33% in Pennsylvania Taxes

 Trucks loaded with topsoil Trucks loaded with topsoil maneuver near a housing construction site in Zelienople, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 16, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Oregon Considers Making VMT Fee Mandatory

Oregon Traffic on Interstate 5 in Oregon. (Oregon DOT via Flickr)

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would require owners of new, fuel-efficient cars and trucks pay a fee for every mile they drive beginning in 2026.

Andrew Theen | oregonlive.com
April 21, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

California Seeks 150 Participants for Road User-Charge Research

Traffic on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, Calif. Traffic on Interstate 80 in Fairfield, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

As part of continued work to study an alternative to the state fuel tax, the California Department of Transportation is seeking 150 volunteers for road user-charge research.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 16, 2020
Government, Business

Senators Tout VMT Absent Fix for Highway Trust Fund

EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) “Infrastructure is critical to our country, and we should responsibly pay for this legislation,” EPW committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said last month. (C-SPAN)

A $287 billion highway bill the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee easily advanced last month is notable for several big-picture proposals.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Governors Discuss Trucking’s Role in Raising Infrastructure Funds

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The trucking industry can serve as a testing ground for vehicle miles traveled programs, according to governors gathered to discuss infrastructure.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2019