March 6, 2014 - Industry News
Ideas for infusions into the Highway Trust Fund got conflicting receptions before congressional tax committees this week, as Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden said he's looking for solutions while Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp expressed concerns about the Obama administration's proposal.
Tags: Highway Trust Fund, FET, taxes, Infrastructure Funding, Highways, Congress, Legislation
November 22, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation passed by state lawmakers on Thursday providing $2.3 billion over five years for transportation, about a 40% hike, but it’s leaving some questions unanswered.
Tags: Pennsylvania, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure Funding
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
Two trucking organizations have slammed a new study that calls for placing tolls on the nation’s Interstate system as a way to pay for improvements and repairs, calling tolling "a wildly unpopular concept" and just another name for a tax.
Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Infrastructure Funding
May 13, 2013 - Industry News
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Monday raising billions of dollars for transportation that includes new taxes on fuel. They may go even higher depending on what happens to legislation on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Virginia, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, I-95, Tolls
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.
Tags: ATA, Barack Obama, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, DERA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Emissions, Diesel, Diesel Technology Forum
There is a general recognition on Capitol Hill that Congress is going to have to come up with dedicated money, as opposed to financing or general funds, for the next highway program in October 2014.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, MAP-21, taxes, Diesel Prices, Infrastructure Funding
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