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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Brian Ethridge - Sep 02, 2014

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict lawmakers will come up with an idea to fund U.S. transportation projects beyond the gas tax. “Coming up between now and ...

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Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Tom Jackson - Sep 01, 2014

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans prefer toll roads as a solution to our declining transportation infrastructure. Not unexpectedly, the Reason-Rupe Poll  found favor with Reason’s longstanding position advocating ...

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Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

Contributed - Aug 21, 2014

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

It’s time to take a much closer look at tolling on a national level to fund our transportation infrastructure, but we will require leadership at a whole new level. The existing method, the gas tax, is obsolete. I won’t waste ...

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Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Brian Ethridge - Aug 21, 2014

Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Democrat Jason Carter is reviving the idea of a regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure improvements in Georgia. In 2012 Carter and Gov. Nathan Deal backed a sales tax increase for transportation, known as the T-SPLOST, but failed in most parts of the ...

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POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

Brian Ethridge - Aug 18, 2014

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

73 percent of Americans agree that transportation spending is inefficient and most would rather pay for highway repairs with tolls instead of taxes, according to a Reason-Rupe poll. Out of the 1,000 people surveyed, 58 percent say they would rather pay for ...

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