More Articles for gas tax

New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 19, 2014

New poll shows 67 percent of people are against a gas tax increase

Two-thirds of Americans oppose the idea of increasing the 18.4 cent-per-gallon gas tax that's used to fund the country's transportation infrastructure, according to a survey that was conducted by SKDKnickerbocker and Benenson Strategy Group. “Despite the fact that a majority of voters support ...

Read More...

With no plans to raise gas tax, Alabama will rely on 2015 bond issue for road projects

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Dec 15, 2014

With no plans to raise gas tax, Alabama will rely on 2015 bond issue for road projects

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, responding to emailed questions submitted by The Tuscaloosa News. Instead, Alabama will look to a $508.5 million highway bond issue ...

Read More...

President Obama calls America's transportation infrastructure 'embarrassing'

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

(Photo: World Tribune)

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

Read More...

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former President Ronald Reagan. The tax was increased in 1982, or two years into the Reagan administration. The move has remained extremely ...

Read More...

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Brian Ethridge - Dec 02, 2014

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs the 15-member Transportation Projects Commission of lawmakers and citizens, said the approved projects were needed for the safety of the ...

Read More...

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Nov 25, 2014

Michigan Senate votes to raise gas tax

The Michigan Senate has passed a bill to raise the state's gas tax. The bill would approximately double Michigan's fuel tax to raise about $1 billion a year more to fix transportation infrastructure. If the bill passes the House, the gas tax ...

Read More...

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Brian Ethridge - Nov 19, 2014

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that could potentially generate around $1 billion a year for the state's transportation infrastructure. The measure, which passed in a 23-14 vote, would set the wholesale gasoline tax at 9 percent on April 1, 2015, ...

Read More...

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Therese Dunphy - Nov 05, 2014

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

Read More...

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Brian Ethridge - Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) seeks 5,000 volunteer drivers to test a pay-as-you-drive road tax. If the trial program is successful, a mileage tax could become a replacement for the current gas tax. Anyone who would like to volunteer for the ...

Read More...

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 31, 2014

Ray LaHood: 'We need a big pot of money' to fix America’s roads and bridges

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at a Caterpillar press event Wednesday night to lambast the present direction of U.S. transportation policy. Calling the 2-year transportation bill passed ...

Read More...

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin's gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Oct 16, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin's gas tax

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources to stabilize long-term transportation funding. However, Walker offered few specifics, and the impact of charging a sales tax to consumers at ...

Read More...

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Brian Ethridge - Oct 14, 2014

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee has made it clear that saving the Highway Trust Fund is among her top priorities. In a letter to Congressman Dave Camp, Chairman of the House Committee on Ways ...

Read More...

advertisement
advertisement

New Road Products

advertisement
advertisement