With Gas Taxes in Peril, More States Study Alternatives

Governing » The idea of charging drivers for the miles they drive instead of the gas they burn is not new. But states are still sorting out how it might work. After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.

2018-01-17T15:45:28+00:00 January 16th, 2018|California, Fuel Tax, Oregon, Road Usage Charge, Vehicle Usage Fees|

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Trump, Congress to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure

The Washington Post » With President Trump and Congress turning their attention to infrastructure in the coming weeks, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is preparing for an uphill battle: a push to raise the federal gas tax by 25 cents per gallon to help pay for the initiative.

2018-01-16T15:58:22+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Federal Programs, Fuel Tax, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

Gas tax repeal seeks signatures to make November 2018 ballot

KSBY » Two signature drives started Tuesday, in an effort to repeal Senate Bill 1, which increased the gas tax to repair roads and bridges.

2017-11-29T16:05:55+00:00 November 28th, 2017|California, Fuel Tax, Legislation|

Transportation Commissioner: I-24/I-75 split considered “worst intersection” in state

NewsChannel 9 (Nashville) » The money for the I-24/I-75 split fix – which state Transportation Commissioner John Schroer calls “one of the most expensive projects we will do” – comes from a bill signed by Governor Bill Haslam back in April that raises the gas tax by 7 cents on the dollar to help pay for highway projects. It’s the first gas tax increase in the state since 1989, and will pay for 962 road projects across the state.

2017-11-28T11:27:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Design-Build, Fuel Tax, Highways, Tennessee|
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