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Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Amanda Bayhi - May 14, 2013

Virginia governor signs transportation bill into effect

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell on Monday signed the state’s transportation bill into effect, CBS DC reported. The Road to the Future bill will enable sweeping, long-term funding for Virginia highway repairs and maintenance. It will replace the state’s 17.5 cent per gallon ...

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Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

The Senate Tax Committee voted yesterday to remove tax increases from the Minnesota’s transportation finance bill, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The committee rejected and removed two particular provisions: a 7.5 cent per gallon tax increase for road and infrastructure maintenance and ...

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Egg Money: Would online sales taxes save us from higher fuel taxes?

John Latta - May 08, 2013

Egg Money: Would online sales taxes save us from higher fuel taxes?

You wanna pay this way, or you wanna pay that way? The Senate has voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would give each state the authority to compel online businesses to collect applicable taxes. The House has yet to ...

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Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 06, 2013

Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

The majority of Americans--71 percent--would be willing to pay a higher toll fare to save time, according to the results of the America THINKS 2013 Tolling Survey from HNTB Corporation. The survey, which polled 1,000 Americans in late January, looked at ...

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Let’s start ramping up reauthorization pressure

John Latta - May 02, 2013

Let’s start ramping up reauthorization pressure

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has, helpfully, stated the obvious. The CBO is essentially confirming for us that when reauthorization rolls about next September, MAP-21’s replacement, facing a nearly bankrupt Highway Trust Fund, will either have to dive into the General ...

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Massachusetts lawmakers work to resolve $500 million tax bill for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 02, 2013

Massachusetts lawmakers work to resolve $500 million tax bill for transportation

Lawmakers in Massachusetts are meeting today to work on a tax bill that will raise $500 million for the state’s transportation system, Boston.com reported. The focus of today’s meeting is to resolve differences between the versions of the bill that each ...

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Vermont transportation budget bill includes new gas tax

Amanda Bayhi - May 01, 2013

Vermont transportation budget bill includes new gas tax

On Monday, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed the state’s transportation budget bill, which includes a new gas tax, Burlington Free Press reported. The new tax goes into effect today. The new gas tax is a 5.9-cents-per-gallon increase, which includes a 2-percent assessment on ...

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Two-thirds of Americans would refuse gas tax as transportation, infrastructure funding

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 23, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans would refuse gas tax as transportation, infrastructure funding

Two-thirds of Americans would vote against a 20-cent per gallon state tax dedicated to funding road and bridge repairs, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. According to the poll, 66 percent of Americans would reject the gas tax, while only ...

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Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

John Latta - Apr 18, 2013

Road funding: Your piggy bank or mine?

Motorist fees and gas taxes are sources for transportation funding in two state budgets. Pennsylvania and Washington State are trying to pay for essential projects and in doing so – along with a number of other states – may be showing ...

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Obama’s budget leaves out funding for transportation projects, Shuster says

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 11, 2013

Obama’s budget leaves out funding for transportation projects, Shuster says

On Wednesday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Representative Bill Shuster said President Obama did not include a way to pay for the transportation projects in his proposed budget, The Hill reported. The proposed budget calls for $50 billion in infrastructure spending, ...

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The fuel tax heist: Robbing Peter Highway to pay Paul Non-Highway

John Latta - Apr 04, 2013

The fuel tax heist: Robbing Peter Highway to pay Paul Non-Highway

Here comes another one. A state politician – this time it’s Oregon Democratic Representative Jules Bailey – who sees money raised by fuel taxes as a sort of cookie jar he can raid to buy stuff he likes. But the jar the ...

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Legislators look to expanded drilling for transportation funding

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 27, 2013

Legislators look to expanded drilling for transportation funding

Since a gas tax seems to be an unlikely source of transportation funding, some legislators are looking to oil. In fact, Speaker John Boehner has called revenues for infrastructure improvements via oil and gas drilling expansions a “natural link,” according to ...

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