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Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

June 12, 2015

Bill Would Eliminate the Gas Tax

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have filed a bill—the Transportation Empowerment Act—that would gradually eliminate the fuel tax to fund federal transportation projects.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Keep Tolls Off of Existing Interstates

April 9, 2015

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Keep Tolls Off of Existing Interstates

Stripping away federal funding for surface transportation projects and eliminating the federal government’s constitutionally mandated role in promoting interstate commerce would burden states and open the door for widespread tolling of existing interstates, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) wrote in a recent editorial.

Transportation Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Devolution of Federal Highway Program

March 12, 2015

Transportation Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Devolution of Federal Highway Program

NATSO joined a coalition of transportation, construction and business groups in urging Congress to oppose the devolution of the federal highway program and the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA), saying they would strip away most federal funding for surface transportation projects and eliminate the federal government’s constitutionally mandated role in promoting interstate commerce.