Counties look to gas tax to fund roads and bridges

The Bismarck Tribune » North Dakota’s Association of Counties heard arguments for increasing the state’s fuel tax to help pay for the future construction and maintenance of county roads and bridges. “It’s happened in 26 states, it can happen here,” said Russ Hanson, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of North Dakota. “We need to come together and have those discussions.”

2017-10-20T13:40:28+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Fuel Tax, North Dakota|

GOP alliances rip over gas tax repeal: It’s anti-tax populists vs. the business establishment

Los Angeles Daily News » Business groups are threatening to wage a pricey campaign to stop California’s  Republican officials from trying to repeal a new state gas tax for transportation projects—warning them not to “create new political adversaries.” But the politicians aren’t flinching.

2017-10-17T15:27:07+00:00 October 12th, 2017|California, Fuel Tax, Funding, Roads, Vehicle Usage Fees|

West Virginia voters back $1.6 billion roads bonding

Associated Press » West Virginia voters overwhelmingly agreed Saturday to issue $1.6 billion in state bonds to repair and build roads and bridges. State officials have listed more than 600 planned projects statewide that will be done in the next few years. They also predicted the program will create tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs and was the only means the state had for doing that quickly.

2017-10-10T07:56:24+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Bridges, Fuel Tax, Funding, Highways, Vehicle Usage Fees, West Virginia|

Widening I-81: Urgent need, but political will in doubt

WITF » While West Virginia and Maryland are cooperating to widen their shares of Interstate 81, Pennsylvania has struggled to find the political wherewithal to do the same.

2017-09-26T09:22:40+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Fuel Tax, Highways, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling, Virginia|
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