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Nancy Pelosi says it's time to raise the gas tax

Brian Ethridge - Jan 09, 2015

Nancy Pelosi says it's time to raise the gas tax

More and more members of Congress are starting to support an increase to the gasoline tax which pays for the America's transportation infrastructure. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also has said her political party cannot rule out any Highway Trust ...

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Boxer tells GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

Brian Ethridge - Jan 08, 2015

Boxer tells GOP to focus on Highway Trust Fund, not Keystone

It's clear that one of Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) top priorities is to fix the Highway Trust Fund before it runs out of funding in May. However, not everyone agrees that it should be Congress' main focus. A lot of ...

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T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Brian Ethridge - Jan 07, 2015

T-WORKS has done wonders for Kansas but more transportation funding still needed

Throughout the recent months Kansas has made progress in improving the conditions of its road and bridge conditions, largely through increased transportation funding provided by the T-WORKS program, which was authorized by the state legislature in 2010. With that said, the state still ...

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Shuster rules out gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 30, 2014

Shuster rules out gas tax increase

The chairman of the House Transportation Committee, Bill Shuster, says passing a long-term transportation funding bill is top priority heading into 2015, but he rules out the possibility of a gasoline tax increase, or a motorist user fee, according to ...

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A New Year’s Resolution for Congress

Brian Ethridge - Dec 30, 2014

A New Year’s Resolution for Congress

Ever get tired of reading about the Highway Trust Fund (HTF)? It seems like every other day a new politician is stressing the importance of transportation infrastructure, yet Congress continuously fails to reach a long-term transportation funding plan. Heading into 2014, ...

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President Obama calls America's transportation infrastructure 'embarrassing'

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

(Photo: World Tribune)

President Obama is embarrassed by the current state of America's transportation infrastructure and he made no bones about it while talking to corporate leaders. "I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, ...

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Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

Brian Ethridge - Dec 03, 2014

Reps using former President Reagan to push for gas tax increase

A bipartisan pair of House members are attempting to build support for a federal gas tax increase by using former President Ronald Reagan. The tax was increased in 1982, or two years into the Reagan administration. The move has remained extremely ...

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Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

Brian Ethridge - Dec 02, 2014

Wisconsin approves $670 million worth of repairs

  The Wisconsin Transportation Panel has approved three major highway repair projects that will total approximately $670 million. Gov. Scott Walker, who chairs the 15-member Transportation Projects Commission of lawmakers and citizens, said the approved projects were needed for the safety of the ...

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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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California to test feasibility of mileage tax

Staff Report - Oct 15, 2014

California to test feasibility of mileage tax

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law that will allow the state to implement a pilot program to test whether charging a road usage fee — or mileage-based tax — could effectively replace fuel taxes as the primary ...

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Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Brian Ethridge - Sep 16, 2014

Tolling becoming the solution of choice for most Americans

Every day it seems like more Americans are beginning to understand the importance of transportation funding. That was again evident when HTNB Corporation released details of its recent tolling survey. According to the survey, 79 percent (more than 3 in 4) ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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