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U.S. Gasoline Production Down 40% Since Onset of Lockdowns

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicates that U.S. production of gasoline has dropped by about 40 percent since...

AASHTO Revenue Stopgap Request Letter – April 6 2020

This is a letter from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to Congressional leaders dated...

State DOTs Request $50 Billion in New Federal COVID Assistance, $800 Billion Surface Transportation Bill

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) yesterday requested $50 billion in emergency federal...

How Much of a Gas Tax Increase Would the Trump Reauthorization Plan Require?

After we had a couple of days to digest the Trump Administration's ten-year, $810 million surface transportation reauthorization...

Transportation Tax Receipt Forecast: Gasoline Still on the Decline, but Trucking and Airline Growth to Continue

As part of the rollout of its annual budget outlook, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its detailed forecast for...

New Trust Fund Forecast Shows Just How Broken the 80-20 Highway-Transit Revenue Split Has Become

As Congress starts debating infrastructure bills, there is a lot of talk about getting the Highway Trust Fund back on a sound, user-pay...

CBO Releases Budget Score of Senate Highway Bill

On the evening of November 12, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its official cost estimate of the bill S. 2302, the...

Gas Tax Receipts Dropped in FY 2019

The Highway Trust Fund took in $26.5 billion in gross gasoline tax receipts in the just-ended fiscal year 2019, $236 million less than...

Texas Once Again Triggers 95% Donor State Rule for FY 2020

As part of the FY 2020 highway funding apportionment process this week, it was revealed that, once again, Texas is the only state to...

The First Time the Highway Trust Fund Went Broke – Part 2: Ike Requests a 50% Gas Tax Increase, Which No One Likes

Part 1 of this look back at the September 1959 Highway Trust Fund bailout and contemporaneous motor fuels tax increase revealed how the...

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Additional Highway User Tax Revenue Equal to 18 Cent Gas Tax Increase

April 30, 2019 The budget blueprint approved last month by the Senate Budget Committee (S. Con. Res. 12) probably won't ever come to...

Senate GOP Budget Assumes Highway User Tax Increase

March 22, 2019 Earlier this afternoon, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Mike Enzi (R-WY), released the text of a draft...

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