highway funding

Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

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Be heard: Engage your representatives directly

"If you don’t get involved, then as my dad and grampa would tell me, you don’t have any reason to complain when things are not going the way you think they should." --Owner-operator (retired) Mike McRae

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Missouri ballot would tackle tolls; ‘No polish required’

Aug. 5 ballot measure, with enough yes votes, would essentially raise the state sales tax by three-quarters of 1 percent and devote those new collected funds exclusively to fund transportation infrastructure -- and expressly prohibit tolling.

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House clears 6-month highway funding patch

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and infrastructure funding.

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‘American Trucks’ from across the pond; Need-a-new-lane blues

Swiss photographer Ulysses Frechelin's "American Trucks" fine-art photo book; and reader Eric Buckel on I-15 from Barstow to Vegas: Add a new lane!

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House bill would nix gas tax, add tax to crude oil, index diesel tax to fuel economy

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 inflation and fleet fuel economy.

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DOT’s Foxx pushing for long-term highway bill on week-long bus tour

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's nosedive.

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Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

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Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

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Anti-tolls group formed by trucking companies, truck stops, other sectors

Several trucking companies and trucking trade groups have joined a band of other business and consumer organizations to form an anti-tolling group who says its mission is to keep existing interstates toll-free.

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