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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 ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 08, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

The state with the best roads in the country is…

The state with the best roads in the country is…

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Jul 28, 2014

According to a report from the Washington Post, the state with the best roads in the country is ...Florida! The report ...

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 02, 2014

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax ...

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