highway funding

House bill would boost freight, transportation funding with 1 percent shipping fee

A bill reintroduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, take steps toward bolstering federal funding for freight movement projects in the U.S. by implementing a 1 percent shipping fee, to be paid by the entity paying for the shipment.

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House introduces bill that would raise fuel tax 15 cents to fund highways

Presented as a highway funding solution, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced into the House today a bill that if enacted would institute a 15-cent increase per gallon in fuel taxes.

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Let’s not forget — Congress now has just 365 days to pass a highway funding bill

In light of Congress' inability to handle passing a general budget, how will it be able to pass another highway bill? Trucking needs to prepare itself to be involved in the process, writes Kevin Jones.

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N.C. further limits tolling with legislation

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.

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I-40 lanes back open in Arkansas

"Interstate truckers need a good federal highway system. The price we pay is regulation. Want the feds out of your business? Get used to sitting around in local traffic."

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Dear American people: ‘You are about to be tracked 24/7′

Would you install an in-vehicle tracking device for an insurance discount? Most consumers wouldn't, which makes all the talk of a vehicle-miles-traveled highway tax all the more mystifying.

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Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

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States must use unspent earmarked highway funding or lose it

The White House on Friday, Aug. 17, made more than $470 million in unspent earmarks available immediately to states for projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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DOT awards $363M in grants for highway projects

The DOT has made available more than $363 million in grants to fund highway improvements in all 50 states.

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No consensus yet on highway funding bill

Worry remains over whether congress can agree on long-term surface transportation funding before the current stop-gap funding bill expires June 30.

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