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Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 15, 2014

Rep. Shuster wants transportation bill to hit House floor by August

House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said during the committee’s surface transportation hearing on Tuesday that he wants the new transportation funding bill to go to the House floor by August, The Hill reports. The current transportation bill expires ...

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Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 07, 2014

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Reeves rejects statewide gas tax hike, supports bond bill

Missisppi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday at the Stennis Capitol Press Corps luncheon in Jackson that he won’t support raising the state’s gas tax but would support a bond bill that is less than $200 million, ClarionLedger.com reports. Reeves told ...

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Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 06, 2013

Could alternate energy sources help solve our funding problem?

It’s time to get creative. With less than a year until our latest surface transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), expires on Sept. 30, 2014, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) once again faces insolvency. It’s ...

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5 Myths of Highway Tolling

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

5 Myths of Highway Tolling

With reauthorization less than a year away, it’s time for lawmakers to begin considering funding options that will bring in revenue for the nation’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure. Though talk of increasing the gas tax recently spiked (Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

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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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Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 25, 2013

Sen. Boxer proposes removing federal gas tax, adding wholesale fuel tax

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said during a committee hearing Wednesday that the federal government should remove its 18.4-cents-per-gallon gas tax and replace it with an oil wholesalers fee, according to a report from The ...

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We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says professor

John Latta - Aug 06, 2013

We know where you were last night: VMT a bad idea, says professor

It’s really all about privacy. Or is it? Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics at the University of Michigan and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, says a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fee is a bad idea. He says, “One feature ...

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Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

John Latta - Aug 02, 2013

Ignore the potholes; re-elect me!

Think of it as a NIMBP problem. As in a Not In My Back Pocket problem. Americans want more money to be spent on our roads and bridges. They just don’t want to be the ones who supply it. Pennsylvania is just ...

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Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

John Latta - Jul 01, 2013

Your Swine Airlines flight is ready for departure

This is a fact: Gas taxes go up. All across the country they go up. Despite what you might think from listening to Washington politicians, they do go up. This week they go up. And they go up for a variety of ...

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The cost of gasoline: Them and us

John Latta - Jun 25, 2013

The cost of gasoline: Them and us

Now this is a fun table to play with. I’m all for this sort of interactivity if I know how to work it and it is not built solely for software developers, MBAs and chess champions. Bloomberg looks at countries around the ...

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Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

Staff Report - Jun 14, 2013

Guest Blog: Electric vehicles are becoming a taxing problem

A recent article on CNN's website called attention to efforts by a handful of states to collect infrastructure revenues from electric vehicles (EVs), which operate without gasoline or diesel fuel and thus do not contribute to road and bridge budgets.         The ...

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