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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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Private money: A funding wildcard in 2014

John Latta - Jun 13, 2013

Private money: A funding wildcard in 2014

It’s hard to see a time in the foreseeable future where we will have a solid supply of funding from any single source to fill the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). That’s an asterisked statement of course because an increased gas tax ...

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Gas Tax 101: 1932 - 2013

John Latta - Jun 11, 2013

Gas Tax 101: 1932 - 2013

We talk gas tax all day long in this industry. We hear arguments that it should increase (I make many of them) or that it should remain where it is (largely because it would be political suicide to raise it). But this ...

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States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 10, 2013

States combat low gas tax revenues with hybrid-, electric-vehicle fees

In an attempt to battle lost taxes due to increased hybrid and electric car use, six states are working to create laws to tax fuel-efficient vehicles, Automotive News and Bloomberg reported. Electric and hybrid car sales have continuously risen in the ...

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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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Americans place high value on transportation

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2013

Americans place high value on transportation

About 75 to 80 percent of Americans would prefer to have safe, efficient and well-maintained transportation infrastructure over cable, cell phone, internet, water, sewage and household electricity and natural gas services, according to a report from the American Road & ...

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Gas tax quiz

John Latta - May 23, 2013

Gas tax quiz

Pop quiz: What do you pay in federal fuel tax for every gallon of gas you buy? What percentage of the price of a gallon of gas comes from fuel taxes? No Googling! As the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy points out, ...

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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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