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Category: Mileage-based user fees

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

February 9, 2019 – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon seven-hour hearing entitled “The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why Investing in Our Nation’s Infrastructure Cannot Wait.”

Guest Op-Ed: Usage Time (UT) – A Road Pricing Concept Overlooked?

Instead of levying a vehicle miles traveled fee (VMT), which would charge drivers based on the mileage they drive, policymakers should explore and consider a different revenue mechanism that appears to have several advantages over VMT. A usage time (UT) fee would be based on time the vehicle is in use; fees start accruing when the engine starts and stop when the engine shuts down.

Infrastructure Week: Planning for a Resilient Future

May 18, 2018 – Planning for and building resilient infrastructure can minimize life-cycle costs if changes in technology, security threats, and transportation/land use patterns are all taken into account in the larger context of climate change and population shifts.

Guest Op-Ed: Automated Vehicles and Minding the Looming Infrastructure Funding Gap

What better way to start the recovery from a divisive election season than to unite around an inspiring technology, to ensure it is rolled out safely and effectively, to help improve the well-being of citizens, and enter the next generation of transportation with an emphasis on multi-passenger, electric, driverless vehicles operated through a ride sharing network.

FHWA Gives $14M to Study Alternatives to Gas Tax

September 7, 2016 – The Federal Highway Administration last week awarded $14 million to a variety of projects to test user-based methods of highway revenue collection other than motor fuel taxes.

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2009   January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget forecast; Stimulus bill markup delayed; California crisis draws tax vs. user fee distinction; LaHood confirmation hearing … Sorry – you don’t have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.

Foxx Testifies At House T&I On Need For GROW AMERICA Act

February 11, 2015 – This morning, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on surface transportation reauthorization featuring Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as the witness. This was the first hearing of the year with the full committee discussing the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization.

Talking Transportation Dollars and Sense: The Future of Funding

Nossaman transportation policy expert Edward Kussy and rail veteran Kevin Sheys assess the relative merits of the federal transportation funding proposal in the Eno Center for Transportation Report “The Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund.” This is a brief commentary on the Eno Center For Transportation’s excellent report on federal transportation funding, entitled […]

The Politics of Infrastructure: Balancing User Fees and Value Capture

BY RICK RYBECK* Just Economics, LLC On November 23rd, “60 Minutes” broadcast an episode about crumbling infrastructure in the United States. According to the show, most politicians, corporations, business interest groups and labor unions recognize the importance of infrastructure in maintaining our economic competitiveness, both at home and abroad.

Consent: A VMT Fee Program’s Best Friend

BY PATRICK BRADY Much to the relief of Vehicle Mile Traveled (VMT) fee opponents, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee Bill Shuster recently proclaimed that a VMT fee at the federal level is not in the cards as a way to fund the upcoming highway bill.

RAISE USER FEES: The Road to Good Highway Policy

BY TOM McNAMARA Transportation Consultant, and former UDOT policy staff, OST Good highway policy is difficult to achieve. Nonetheless, it is a worthy pursuit in itself and good highway policy can help other surface transportation modes as well. Experts disagree whether this nation faces imminent calamity regarding its surface transportation infrastructure.

A Wholesale Tax on Gasoline: What are the Policy Implications?

Senator Barbara Boxer made headlines, at least in the small transportation world, when she said that she was leaning towards the idea of getting rid of the gas tax and replacing it with “a sales fee.” She further clarified by indicating that this could be “a percentage highway fee that is paid for at the […]

Virginia’s Transportation Funding Proposal and the User-Pay Concept

Governor Bob McDonnell’s proposal for funding transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been the subject of a flurry of discussion in the transportation community. The proposal would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate its gasoline tax (although it would keep a tax on diesel, effectively meaning trucks, in place).

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive   January 2009 January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget forecast; Stimulus bill markup delayed; California crisis draws tax vs. user fee distinction; LaHood confirmation hearing set for tom… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item. Please log in below, or check out our membership options.

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