Issue / Fuel tax

Road Builders Propose Political “Offset” For 15 Cent Gas Tax Increase

March 19, 2015 Last week, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association made an interesting proposal to make a gasoline...

Treasury Releases 5-Year Projections For Other Trust Funds

March 11, 2015 The President’s budget, released last month, gave long-term cash flow forecasts for the largest federal trust fund...

Supreme Court Examines Diesel Fuel Tax Discrimination Against Railroads

March 5, 2015 The Supreme Court ruled today that states cannot tax railroads if the state tax regime exempts certain modes of...

CBO Answers Questions About HTF Solvency

March 5, 2015 The Congressional Budget Office today released a set of written answers regarding the fiscal 2016 budget situation to...

Senate EPW Hearing Denounces Devolution, Congressional Inaction

February 26, 2015 A hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday appeared to be called with the main...

Blumenauer, 24 Other Democrats Introduce 15 Cent Per Gallon Gasoline Tax Increase For HTF

February 11, 2015 Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-CA) and 24 Democratic cosponsors last week introduced legislation to increase federal...

Carper Introduces 16 Cent Per Gallon Gas Tax Increase In Senate

August 12, 2015 As the Senate was adjourning for the August recess, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced legislation that would...

Discussions of Gas Tax Increase To Fix HTF Continue; But Still No Administration or House GOP Support

January 21, 2015 In recent weeks, some key Republican Senators have expressed openness to discussing an increase in federal motor...

New FHWA Analysis Shows Devolution “TEA” Bill Requires $50 Billion in Additional Trust Fund Bailout Money

January 14, 2015 A recent Federal Highway Administration analysis (performed at Congressional request) of the “devolution”...

The Perils of Flat Funding

In the weeks leading up to the federal surface transportation vote on a short-term extension, a few members of Congress started touting...

1965 White House Highway Beautification Strategy Memos (July 30 – August 18)

August 14, 2015 This week’s ETW Document of the Week is a series of internal memoranda from 50 years ago this month relating to...

Fall Outlook: Many Miles To Go Before Highway Trust Fund Reauthorization Bill Is Completed

August 12, 2015 The dust has settled, and both chambers of Congress have now left the nation’s capital, not to return until...

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