Issue / Fuel tax

Infrastructure: Thinking Outside the Beltway

Infrastructure is critical to the health of the U.S. economy, and to its people. Though largely lost in the noisy national debate and...

Happy 100th Birthday, Highway Donor-Donee Fight!

May 5, 2016 Since the construction of the Interstate Highway System began to wind down in the 1980s, most reauthorization cycles for...

Tax Corrections Bill Tweaks Transit Benefits

April 12, 2016 The chairmen of the tax-writing committees in the House and Senate introduced joint legislation this week to make...

Decline in Gas Tax Receipts Projected to Continue

January 28, 2016 The new budget forecast from the Congressional Budget Office projects that receipts from the 18.3 cent-per-gallon...

Legislators Await Final “Big Ticket” Spending, Tax Items To End This Year’s Congressional Session

December 9, 2015 Earlier this year, Congress set its proposed annual adjournment deadline for Friday, December 11. But it is now too...

Mineta Transportation Institute: What is the Financial Impact of Switching from Fuel Taxes to a “Road User Charge”?

Last week, Christopher E. Ferrell and David B. Reinke of the Mineta Transportation Institute released a report titled “Household...

1982 (Nov. 10) Cabinet Meeting – Papers on Gas Tax Increase

White House papers, letters and memos relating to the November 10, 1982 meeting of the Cabinet Council on Economic Affairs to discuss...

Highway Bill On House Floor This Week – Amendment and Cost Estimate Update

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:24 a.m. (Note: This issue of ETW Express is so lengthy that some readers may find it easier to print...

House Amendments to DRIVE Act Filed with Rules Committee – Non-T&I

ETW summary and organization of all amendments to the DRIVE Act outside the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's jurisdiction...

1975 Ford Decision Memo on Highway Funding

This is a series of memos presented to President Ford in May 1975 requesting his decisions on highway funding policy for fiscal 1976...

House T&I Committee Approves Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

October 23, 2015 The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday approved, by voice vote, a surface transportation...

HTF Tax Receipts for FY15 Rise Above Estimates and May Cause FY17 Spending Increases in House Highway Bill

October 22, 2015 The Treasury Department has released the unaudited year-end Highway Trust Fund tax receipt totals for the fiscal...

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