Infrastructure

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

| June 16, 2014

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 ...

Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | April 29, 2014

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill ...

Tolls in the news: Round-up

| April 01, 2014

News from around Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina show the rhetoric on and interest in tolls from lawmakers is high, if not always well-grounded...

Shoring up U.S. Highway Trust Fund critical for global competitiveness, DOT head says

| February 27, 2014

Finding a solution to stabilizing the U.S.' Highway Trust Fund is not only critical to saving jobs but actually saves the country money in the long term, said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The ...

Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads

| February 14, 2014

More voices in support of raising fuel taxes as a means to fund the nation's attention-starved highways came this week at a Senate committee held to discuss creation of the next highway reauthorization bill.

Agency’s advisory committee holding public meeting to talk recommendations for next highway bill

| January 30, 2014

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a meeting open to the public next month to discuss what agenda items FMCSA should push to include in Congress’ next highway funding law.

Throwing tomatoes at fuel-tax-hike bill

| December 07, 2013

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?....

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

| November 26, 2013

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

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