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Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Gas-tax increase passes Michigan Senate

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Nov 19, 2014

The Michigan Senate passed a bill last week that could potentially generate around $1 billion a year for the state's ...

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and...

Posted by Therese Dunphy on Nov 05, 2014

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable ...

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Volunteers wanted: Oregon to test mileage tax

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 31, 2014

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) seeks 5,000 volunteer drivers to test a pay-as-you-drive road tax. If the trial program is ...

Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to fix America’s roads and bridges

Ray LaHood: ‘We need a big pot of money’ to...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Oct 31, 2014

Continuing his “America is one big pothole” theme, former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood used an appearance at ...

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s gas tax

Gov. Scott Walker considers replacing Wisconsin’s...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 16, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering replacing the state's gasoline tax with a sales tax on gas and alternative vehicle fuel sources ...

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save Highway Trust Fund

Boxer urges House Ways & Means Committee to save...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 14, 2014

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee has made it clear that saving the Highway ...

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 18, 2014

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program ...

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

GOP senators predict Highway Trust Fund solution

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 02, 2014

  Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) have predicted a long-term solution to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). They predict ...

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing of public roads is still a bad idea

Recent toll road poll proves nothing; private financing...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 01, 2014

The Reason Foundation and the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates recently traded jabs over a poll that purports to show Americans ...

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide Tolling?

Will the Real Leader Please Stand Up on Nationwide...

Posted by Contributed on Aug 21, 2014

It’s time to take a much closer look at tolling on a national level to fund our transportation infrastructure, but ...

Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Jason Carter pushing for transportation sales tax

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 21, 2014

Democrat Jason Carter is reviving the idea of a regional sales tax for transportation infrastructure improvements in Georgia. In 2012 Carter and ...

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than taxes

POLL: Majority of Americans would rather pay tolls than...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Aug 18, 2014

73 percent of Americans agree that transportation spending is inefficient and most would rather pay for highway repairs with tolls ...

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