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Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

Staff Report - Jun 17, 2014

Lawmaker looks to crude oil tax, indexed diesel tax for Highway Trust Fund solution; Plan would remove gas tax

As the Highway Trust Fund’s insolvency looms, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) has introduced a highway funding plan that would repeal the federal gas tax in favor of other funding options, like taxing oil barrels and indexing the diesel tax to ...

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HTF update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2014

HTF update: DOT holds firm on August shortfall projection

The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) continues to head for a shortfall at the end of August, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projected Tuesday. In the latest Highway Trust Fund Ticker update, the DOT noted that it anticipates a shortfall around ...

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Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 13, 2014

Survey says 59% of Americans worry road surfaces create unsafe conditions

The majority of Americans are concerned about unsafe road conditions as a result of poor road surfaces, according to the results of a survey released Thursday by Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). Survey results show that 59 percent of ...

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Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Two news stories in particular have me thinking of what our nation will look like without a Highway Trust Fund fix. The first is a bridge closure in Delaware. According to an Associated Press report, officials closed a bridge near Wilmington because ...

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House GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 02, 2014

House GOP leaders move forward with USPS savings plan for highway funding; Senate EPW, postal union criticize plan

House Republican leaders are moving forward with a plan to fund the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) with savings from cutting certain U.S. Postal Service programs. House GOP leaders released a memo on Friday outlining the plan, which includes changes such as ...

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Lawmakers consider U.S. Postal Service as highway funding source

Amanda Bayhi - May 29, 2014

Lawmakers consider U.S. Postal Service as highway funding source

As the deadline to find a revenue source for highway projects draws nearer, some lawmakers are looking for creative means of funding. The main source of funding, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), is expected to run out of money in August. ...

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North Carolina DOT: Future state funding likely to include tolls

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2014

North Carolina DOT: Future state funding likely to include tolls

North Carolina is likely to begin using tolls to help fund state highway maintenance and expansions, according to The Daily News, Jacksonville. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson recently told attendees at a public information session ...

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Utah transportation panel considers gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Utah transportation panel considers gas tax hike

The state gas tax in Utah may start rising if a proposed hike is approved. The state’s Transportation Interim Committee on Wednesday discussed an annual 1.5-cent-per-gallon increase that would be implemented over the next five years, the Associated Press reported. Utah’s fuel ...

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Connecticut could bond $11.9 million for road repairs

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Connecticut could bond $11.9 million for road repairs

Connecticut could see more funding for highway repairs in the coming weeks. Gov. Dannel Malloy said this week that the state bond commission plans to meet next Friday to consider a $11.9 million bond that would fund road maintenance and resurfacing ...

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LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Todd Dills - May 21, 2014

LaHood touts fuel tax hike at transportation tech summit

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward. With China ...

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New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2014

New Hampshire gas tax to rise 4.2 cents in July

New Hampshire can expect a 4.2-cent gas tax increase this summer, after the state’s governor signed a new bill to raise more money for transportation. Gov. Maggie Hassan on Tuesday signed SB 37, a bill that would raise the state’s gas ...

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Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2014

Senate EPW approves 6-year highway bill; funding questions linger

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill Thursday morning. Related: President Obama brings focus to highway bill during National Transportation Week Top committee members Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), committee chairman; David Vitter (R-La.), committee ranking ...

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