fuel tax

Graves Urges Fuel-Tax Hike

WASHINGTON — American Trucking Associations President Bill Graves again told lawmakers that raising federal fuel taxes is the best approach for paying for infrastructure projects, a position congressional leaders charged with uncovering more funding reject. At a high-profile House Ways and Means Committee hearing June 17, Graves told the panel that infrastructure needs are constantly Read More »

Mileage Tax Could Replace Fuel Taxes in Near Future, Lawmakers, Experts Say

WASHINGTON — It’s only a matter of time before fuel taxes will be replaced or supplemented with mileage taxes to pay for the nation’s roads, lawmakers and transportation policy experts said. A switch from fuel to mileage taxes could take place in six years, a pair of U.S. lawmakers said during the annual meeting of Read More »

Senator Urges Fuel-Tax Hike to Pay for Transport Spending

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) said Congress should approve modest increases to the federal fuel taxes as a way to finance the six-year transportation reauthorization bill and raise revenue for the Highway Trust Fund, which is quickly running out of money. “Don’t do it overnight, but for the next, maybe, four years, raise the Read More »

Blumenauer bill would increase fuel tax

Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) along with leaders in the fields of transportation, labor, commerce, and construction introduced H.R. 3636 The Update, Promote, and Develop America’s Transportation Essentials (UPDATE) Act. This bill would phase in a 15 cent/gallon tax increase over the next three years on gasoline and diesel. “The gas tax hasn’t been increased since Read More »