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+00:00January 16th, 2018|California, Fuel Tax, Oregon, Road Usage Charge, Vehicle Usage Fees|

New gas tax at pumps on Nov. 1 will pay for Valley road maintenance

Fresno Bee » There’s a new gasoline tax that drivers will see at fuel pumps starting Nov. 1, and state and local transportation officials already have big plans for catching up on much-needed road repairs in Fresno County and around the state.

2017-10-25T15:31:06+00:00October 24th, 2017|California, Fuel Tax, Roads, Vehicle Usage Fees|

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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 8th, 2017|Highways, Vehicle Usage Fees, Wisconsin|
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