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|

Wisconsin DOT Data Suggests Accelerated Infrastructure Deterioration Under Proposed Budget

GovTech » The plan cuts funding by $79 million for the state highway rehabilitation program compared to the previous two-year budget, which ran from 2015 to 2017.

2017-09-26T09:46:03+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Highways, Vehicle Usage Fees, Wisconsin|

Transportation bill survives first tests in Sacramento

The Press Democrat » A $6 billion state transportation funding plan cleared its final committee in Sacramento this week and is now on course for a vote in the Senate.

2017-06-28T13:45:17+00:00 March 10th, 2017|California, Fuel Tax, Funding, Sales Tax, Vehicle Usage Fees|

California bill aims to pay for infrastructure through gas tax, fees

KCRA 3 » If passed, SB 1 would generate an estimated $6 billion annually for the state’s roads, bridges and transit systems.

2017-06-28T13:49:49+00:00 March 8th, 2017|California, Fuel Tax, Funding, Rail, Roads, Vehicle Usage Fees|

Oregon lawmakers’ multimillion-dollar transportation dream meets reality: how to pay for it?

The Oregonian » Among the options: new taxes, increased license and registration fees, tolls on new highways, borrowing money, and new fees on bicycles and electric or high-mileage vehicles. Lawmakers so far haven’t been about to agree on the best course.

2017-06-30T08:51:56+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Funding, Oregon, Tolling, Vehicle Usage Fees|
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