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The temporary highway funding bill passed this summer changed how liquified natural gas is taxed to make it more equitable to diesel fuel, and one LNG provider believes that will lead more fleets to consider using it as an alternative fuel.

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Kentucky Fuel Taxes to Move Lower

The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price of motor fuels, as provided under Kentucky law, according to the state transportation department.

New Hampshire Diesel, Gasoline Taxes Heading Higher

New Hampshire Diesel, Gasoline Taxes Heading New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan this week signed legislation increasing infrastructure funding by raising diesel and gasoline taxes in the state for the first time since 1991.

ATA Expands Highway Funding Options

American Trucking Associations has reconsidered its policy on highway funding and added seven alternatives to its bedrock commitment to the federal fuel tax.

Carper Sees Hope for Federal Fuel Tax Hike

As Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., sees it, the idea of a fuel tax increase to restore the Highway Trust Fund is not out of the question. Carper’s message to his colleagues in the Senate is to look at a wide range of ideas to save the Fund, but among them consider restoring the purchasing power of the fuel tax.

Trucking Group Pushing Alternative to Obama Highway Funding Plan

A national coalition of transportation companies formed three years ago to advance trucking fleet safety initiatives announced it supports major components within President Obama’s four-year $302 billion transportation plan released this week, however, there is one area in which it disagrees.

Carper Will Air Fuel Tax Hike with Senate Colleagues

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is a longtime supporter of raising federal fuel taxes to pay for highways and will float that idea with his colleagues as they draft the next highway bill. Carper sees a gradual fuel tax increase as a fiscally responsible approach to highway funding but is open to other ideas as well, according to his office.