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Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

Government Report Calls for 20-Year Fix of Interstate Highways

A congressionally mandated report finds the future of the Interstate Highway System so at risk that it recommends that drastic action should be taken over a period of years-- including hiking federal fuel taxes and allowing tolling and per-mile-charges on more interstate routes.

December 6, 2018

Urban Roads Need Plenty of Patching

Urban Roads Need Plenty of Patching

It’s a bumpy ride in the city – and getting bumpier, according to a new report on the deteriorating state of America’s urban roads.

October 22, 2018

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

November 8, 2017

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey to Hike Diesel Fuel Tax by 27 Cents

New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bipartisan deal that not only raises fuel taxes in the Garden State for the first time in three decades, it substantially hikes them— by 23 cents per gallon for gasoline and by 27 cents for diesel.

October 11, 2016

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

House Bill Would Up Fuel Tax By Over 10 Cents

Aiming to address both the lack of funding for the Highway Trust Fund and the lack of trust in finding a long-term solution for that, Rep. Tim Rice (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would hike federal motor-fuel taxes by 10.1 cents per gallon and index the new rate to inflation.

July 10, 2015

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Fuel-Tax Bill Would Trigger Highway-Funding Fix

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. House Thursday would index the current federal gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to inflation, raising $27.5 billion to ensure highway-infrastructure spending is funded for exactly 1.7 years.

April 16, 2015

House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

House Rep. Shuster Declares Fuel-Tax Hike DOA

Speaking to reporters yesterday, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster argued that both Congress and President Obama lack the political will to increase federal fuel taxes to pay for funding the next highway bill.

March 19, 2015

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.

March 18, 2015

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