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Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

Amanda Bayhi - May 23, 2014

Travel industry survey: ‘Crumbling infrastructure' poses economic threat

The “crumbling infrastructure” in the U.S. threatens global competitiveness as well as job and economic growth, business leaders say. A survey conducted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and the U.S. Travel Association found that more than three-quarters of respondents said the ...

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LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Todd Dills - May 21, 2014

LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward. With China ...

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Former DOT Chief LaHood joins infrastructure-focused investment firm

Amanda Bayhi - May 20, 2014

Former DOT Chief LaHood joins infrastructure-focused investment firm

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has joined infrastructure-focused investment firm Meridiam, the company announced on Tuesday. LaHood, who served as Secretary of Transportation from 2009 until 2013, is now a senior advisor to Meridiam North America. He is responsible for providing ...

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Shuster rules out gas tax hike for highway funding; LaHood continues push for 10-cent gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 05, 2014

Shuster rules out gas tax hike for highway funding; LaHood continues push for 10-cent gas tax hike

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has has pulled a federal gas tax hike off the table of options for transportation funding. Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation Committee, said Tuesday at an event hosted by Building America’s Future (BAF) and Bloomberg Government ...

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Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 22, 2013

Chamber of Commerce president calls for gas tax increase

Less than a week after former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood suggested a 10-cent-per-gallon tax hike, the idea of a fuel tax increase is getting more buzz. Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Monday at a breakfast hosted ...

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LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 17, 2013

LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon. LaHood said this week that Congress should increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, to 28.4 cents per ...

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