Issue / Mileage-Based User Fees

Senate Hearing Kicks Tires on Federal Mileage Fee

A Senate hearing on April 14 wound up focusing on what needs to happen next in order to begin the transition from a system that...

Truckers, Barrasso Spar Over Truck-Only VMT Tax

A nasty spat has erupted between the trucking lobby and the chairman of the Senate committee that funds the federal-aid highway...

Ways and Means Looks at Difficult Issue of Paying for Infrastructure

Hours after House Democrats joyously announced the outline of their $760 billion infrastructure initiative, the House Ways and Means...

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon...

Senate EPW Hearing Draws Attention to Need for Long-Term Funding Solutions, Diversity in Projects

November 29, 2018 A Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on Wednesday foreshadowed upcoming discussions as Congress...

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

On July 23, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) submitted a legislative proposal toward a...

Infrastructure Week: Planning for a Resilient Future

May 18, 2018 The Oxford English Dictionary defines resiliency as, “1. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties;...

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

Needless to say, the Department of Transportation, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has had a busy few...

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...

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...

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index

2009 Transportation Weekly Archive Index   January 2009   January 13, 2009 issue – CBO releases dismal new budget...

Senate Finance Panel Explores HTF Options at Hearing

June 25, 2015 On June 18, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing exploring the funding challenges associated with the future of...

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