Pennsylvania DOT Faces Crisis

Nov. 30, 2020 – Pennsylvania’s DOT is on the verge of shutting down hundreds of projects and potentially putting thousands out of work, if it can’t get $600 million in emergency funding from the state legislature to make up for slumping gas tax revenue and a lack of federal assistance, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pennsylvania Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian said the…

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States the Truth

Aug. 9, 2019 – The nation’s governors are taking matters into their own hands. “On behalf of the nation’s governors, we applaud the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for taking this first step,” the National Governors Association (NGA) said in a statement about the recent America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act. “The bill’s emphasis on formula funding, safety and resiliency comes at…

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ARTBA’s Kramer Outlines N.C. Transportation Funding Options

Variable-rate taxes on motor fuels, registration fees for electric vehicles and road usage charges are among several options North Carolina officials should consider in raising new revenue to fund the state’s growing transportation infrastructure needs, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center (TIAC).

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Washington Post Calls for Gas Tax Increase

July 12, 2019 – The Washington Post Editorial Board called on Congress to increase the federal user fee on gallons of gasoline to support infrastructure. The column suggests that there may be growing public support for lawmakers to increase this fee to fund infrastructure. According to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the Post reported that 31 of 50 states have increased motor…

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Michigan Gas Tax Could Spike by 45 Cents

June 25, 2019 – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids to push her plan to revitalize Michigan’s roads, a promise she’s touted since she pledged to “fix the damn roads” during her election campaign, according to a report on WWMT. Standing under a bridge along U.S. Route 131, Whitmer again pushed her gas-tax proposal, calling the state’s bridge system critical. “Michiganders are…

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Blumenauer Seeks Five-Cent Gas Tax Increase

May 22, 2019 – Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Trade, introduced a bill which would, according to Politico, raise the federal user fee on gasoline by five cents a year over five years. Blumenauer, a featured speaker at the Highway Materials Group’s recent Infrastructure Week press conference, introduced the legislation one day…

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Republican Supports Doubling Gas Tax

May 3, 2019 – According to a report on The Hill, a republican legislator is calling for the doubling of the federal gas tax and airline fees in order to pay for the $2 trillion infrastructure package being negotiated by President Trump and Democratic leaders. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) is urging Congress to double the 18.4-cents-per-gal. gasoline tax, which has not been raised…

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