Transport Topics » Policymakers make their way back to Capitol Hill after a weeklong spring recess to continue to stitch together the provisions for a comprehensive infrastructure bill they want to pass by August. Their ongoing debate on infrastructure policy is likely to coincide with partisan fights over transportation funding priorities, as well as floor votes on key DOT nominees.
The Hill » The administration’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) in an outlook report released Wednesday highlighted Oregon’s OReGO program, which charges its volunteers 1.7 cents for every mile they travel on the state’s public roads. The program then awards its participants with credits for the state’s fuel taxes.
Roads & Bridges » The city of Seattle is looking to find a more diversified way of generating revenue, while also making the onus on its citizens as reasonable as possible. Enter a pilot project that is set to begin in approximately two weeks, by which drivers will face a pay-by-mile gas tax, versus a per-gallon gas tax.