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Buttigieg: Fuel Tax Not a Long-Term Funding Solution

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke about the Federal Highway Trust Fund and climate change during his keynote address at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ Washington Briefing.

Is It Time to Rethink the Fuel Tax?

With a new presidential administration pushing for a sweeping new infrastructure program, HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge says it’s time to ask the question: Has the fuel tax outlived its usefulness as a highway-funding mechanism?

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.

Analysis: Raising Federal Fuel Tax Makes Economic Sense

The way we pay for federally funded road and bridge projects hasn’t changed over the past 25 years and a fuel tax increase may provide the needed funding for our crumbling infrastructure. Analysis by Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge.

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