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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 19, 2014

12-cent gas tax hike could pay for transportation projects

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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Rhode Island lawmakers approve creation of $28 million state transportation fund

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Rhode Island lawmakers approve creation of $28 million state transportation fund

Rhode Island will have a dedicated transportation fund starting next month. The state’s House Finance Committee on Thursday night approved a plan to create a $28 million transportation infrastructure fund by diverting money from the state’s general fund starting July 1, ...

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Utah transportation panel considers gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Utah transportation panel considers gas tax hike

The state gas tax in Utah may start rising if a proposed hike is approved. The state’s Transportation Interim Committee on Wednesday discussed an annual 1.5-cent-per-gallon increase that would be implemented over the next five years, the Associated Press reported. Utah’s fuel ...

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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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New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

New Hampshire can expect a 4.2-cent gas tax increase this summer, after the state’s governor signed a new bill to raise more money for transportation. Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed SB 37, a bill that would raise the state’s gas ...

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Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2014

Infrastructure jobs can boost U.S. employment; highway funding push continues

Buzz about infrastructure investment continues today as a number of reports and statements are released. The Brookings Institution released a report today on infrastructure employment, and earlier this week AAA pushed for a gas tax hike, 50 Chambers of Commerce urged ...

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Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 05, 2013

Proposed bill would raise federal gas tax by $0.15 for highway funding

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House on Wednesday a bill that would nearly double federal fuel taxes as a means of funding highways, according to a report from our sister site Overdrive. Blumenauer said the $0.15-per-gallon increase would be ...

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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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The pros and cons of transportation funding options

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2013

The pros and cons of transportation funding options

Following transportation funding discussions at this week’s Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In in Washington, D.C., Politico has reported the pros and cons of the four most popular money-raising options. Lawmakers at the Fly-In discussed four main options for funding infrastructure projects: ...

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Transportation leaders laud 15-cent gas hike proposal

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 11, 2010

Leaders from a coalition of transportation interests are lauding a draft proposal released by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. “We applaud the draft proposal released today by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform co-chairs to ...

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