Issue / Fuel tax

Transportation Ballot Measure Database Now Available

WASHINGTON – This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully...

New Jersey Raises Gas Tax by 159% but Robs General Fund As Well

October 14, 2016 Last week, the State of New Jersey voted to more than double its state taxes on gasoline, from a total of 14.5...

Current State Gas Tax Rates and Structure – As of October 1, 2016

October 14, 2016 As Team ETW was researching this week's article on the New Jersey gas tax hike, the American Petroleum Institute...

FY 2017 Highway Formula Apportionment Totals – vs. Preliminary Estimates

Table showing actual apportionments of federal-aid highway contract authority to states for fiscal year 2017 via FHWA Notice 4510.807...

Budget Chairman, Experts Support Budget Process Reforms That Would Affect Transportation and Infrastructure

September 22, 2016 The chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and a panel of experts this week expressed support for reforms in the...

FHWA Gives $14M to Study Alternatives to Gas Tax

September 7, 2016 The federal Highway Trust Fund ran out of money in 2008, and since then, Congress has had to provide nearly $144...

GAO: General Aviation Contributed Up to $2 Billion to HTF

August 24, 2016 The financial woes of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) are well known, with Congress having been forced to provide a net...

Side-by-Side Comparison of 2016 Republican Platform and Heritage Foundation “Blueprint for Reform”

2016 Republican Platform Heritage Foundation "Blueprint for Reform" "We propose to remove from the Highway Trust...

Party Platforms and Possible Governing Agendas

July 21, 2016 The 2016 Republican National Convention has adopted the 2016 Republican Platform. The transportation provisions of the...

House Votes Preemptively Against Carbon, Crude Oil Taxes

June 15, 2016 The U.S. House of Representatives took two non-binding votes last week rejecting future energy taxes, and the...

House To Vote on Rejecting Oil Barrel Tax, Carbon Tax This Week

June 6, 2016 The House of Representatives has scheduled votes for later this week on two non-binding “sense of Congress”...

May 1966 White House User Fee Memos

PDF file containing three memos relating to the Johnson Administration's quest for more transportation user charges: A May 12,...

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