Issue / Mileage-Based User Fees

Eno Launches New Research Initiative to Help Define Parameters for a National VMT Fee Pilot

What if we charged drivers by the miles they drove rather than the gallons of fuel their cars consume? Perhaps more importantly, how...

White House Shows Flexibility on Taxes on Under-400K Earners

The Biden Administration opened the door this week to increases in excise tax increases on persons making under $400,000 per...

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...

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