Highway Trust Fund

POLL: Is it time to raise the fuel tax to fund highways?

An Oregon Democrat and a Wisconsin Republican recently joined forces in the House of Representatives to push a 15-cent fuel-tax hike introduced last year.

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Fuel-tax hike for highway funding eyed in Senate finance committee

A plan to keep federal highway funding solvent through December no longer includes a hike in the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax hike, but has been amended to increase the fuel tax.

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Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

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Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of 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.

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Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

Any fuel-tax hike must come with "iron clad' provisions on misuse of funds for purposes other than highways, readers note -- meantime, the recent tax-hike bill's chances of passing?....

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Where’s the ‘public outcry’ for better roads and bridges?

One primary problem with road and bridge improvements and expansions is that the Highway Trust Fund is going broke.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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Vehicle miles tax needs to be studied before implemented, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office recommended creating a pilot program to research mileage fees targeted at creating new revenue for the Highway Trust Fund, echoing recently introduced House legislation.

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Congress eyes replacing excise tax with diesel tax

The 12 percent tax on new truck purchases could be replaced with a diesel tax increase of 6.4 cents per gallon.

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House GOP seeks to pass transportation bill by Dec. 31

Bill links funding from energy production with highway infrastructure.

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