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January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Q&A: Rep. Earl Blumenauer on His Bill to Raise the Fuel Tax

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.

By Oliver Patton

Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., introduced a bill that would raise federal fuel taxes and index them to the cost of living to pay for more investment in roads and bridges. The bill would repeal the taxes by 2025 in anticipation of replacing them with a vehicle-mile tax.

Tags: Congress, Fuel Tax, VMT, Infrastructure Funding, Legislation

February 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Bridging The Funding Gap

By Oliver Patton

The highway law that took so much effort over the past five years is just six months old, but now it's time to start again. As the U.S. Department of Transportation still unpacks the two-year, $105 billion measure passed last summer, Congress and transportation interests are gathering to return, once more, unto the breach.

Tags: GAO, Highway Funding, CBO, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, White House, DOT, Congress, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

CSA Advisory Committee Takes on Daunting Analysis

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The advisory committee that is preparing recommendations on the CSA enforcement program for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a dense thicket to chop through

Tags: Issues, Congress, CSA, ATRI, FMCSA

December 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Fund the Infrastructure - Carefully

By Doug Condra, President

Congress should limit spending to targeted, legitimate projects.

Tags: Funding, Congress

October 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

An $8 Billion Fiasco

By Doug Condra, President

It shouldn't have taken a cash shortfall for the Highway Fund to be repaid.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highways

October 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Highway Reform Tops Washington Agenda

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

The federal law that sets long-term surface transportation policy will expire next October.

Tags: FMCSA, Safety, Congress

June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Trucking's Compelling Story

By Deb Whistler, Editor

The fuel crisis is an opportunity for trucking to get its message heard.

Tags: Congress

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA Has $50 Million To Support Clean Air Retrofit

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

EPA has $50 million to support clean air retrofits

Tags: Funding, Congress, EPA, Clean Air Retrofit

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Searching For Middle Ground In Highway Debate

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

Searching for a middle ground in the highway debate

Tags: ATA, Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highways

April 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Highway Funding: Let The Games Begin

By Doug Condra, President

Recommendations on how this country should approach funding to fix its ailing surface transportation system are on the table.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, fiscal crisis

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Roadway Reforms

By Oliver Patton

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

Tags: maintenance, Funding, DOT, Congress, American Trucking Associations, Department of Transportation

February 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

THUD: Still Pretty Porky

By Doug Condra

Citizens Against Government Waste www.ccagw.org provides insights into the pork system, and a platform to participate in the movement to change it.

Tags: Congress, Budget

November 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Tax Credit: A Win-Win

By Doug Condra, President

A measure in Congress proposing to give truck and bus owners tax credits for putting advanced safety devices on their equipment.

Tags: Safety, Congress, tax credits

October 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

View From The Hill

By Oliver Patton

Infrastructure, emissions incentives, hours of service, NAFTA and Mexico are the hot issues for 2008.

Tags: Congress, Highway Funding, Highways, Emissions

May 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Congress Needs A Sensible Approach To Highway Funding

By Doug Condra, President

When it comes to doling out money, our legislators are out of control.

Tags: Congress, American Trucking Associations

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