Congress Returns to Debate Infrastructure, Fiscal 2020 Funding, Nominees

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.

2019-04-18T10:42:56+00:00March 21st, 2019|Federal Programs, Fuel Tax, Road Usage Charge, U.S. News|

Drivers would pay tax on miles traveled under lawmaker’s plan

Miami Herald » While exact plans for such a tax remain vague, the fees could be calculated based on odometer checks, GPS devices, cellular technology or radio-frequency identification devices that would track how far a vehicle travels and charge drivers accordingly.

2018-03-09T11:37:06+00:00March 7th, 2018|Road Usage Charge, Trump & Infrastructure, U.S. News|

White House supports Oregon mileage tax program

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.

2018-02-22T17:02:52+00:00February 21st, 2018|Oregon, Road Usage Charge, Trump & Infrastructure|

Seattle to begin mileage tax pilot project

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.

2018-01-24T10:58:54+00:00January 19th, 2018|Road Usage Charge, Washington|
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