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Trump Administration Rolls Out Infrastructure Plan

February 12, 2018

Trump Administration Rolls Out Infrastructure Plan

The Trump Administration on Feb. 12 officially rolled out its proposal for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which contains several policy provisions that would crush the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

NATSO Details Ill Effects of Commercial Rest Areas for Independent Journal Review

August 9, 2017

NATSO Details Ill Effects of Commercial Rest Areas for Independent Journal Review

Businesses have invested heavily in real estate off interstate exits and allowing states to flip highway policy on its head and permit commercial rest areas after more than 50 years of established rules would devastate, truckstops, fuel retailers, convenience stores, hotel and blind vendors, NATSO told the Independent Journal Review in a recent interview.

Five States Pass Fuels Tax Increases; Twelve More Still Considering Action

April 28, 2017

Five States Pass Fuels Tax Increases; Twelve More Still Considering Action

When state legislatures gaveled into session this past January, eight states had already implemented statewide gasoline and diesel excise tax increases for 2017. It now appears many more states are on their way to passing increases of their own.

House Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Policy, Funding

February 2, 2017

House Transportation Committee Holds Hearing on Infrastructure Policy, Funding

In the first of what will surely be many Congressional hearings on highway policy this year, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard from executives at FedEx, Cargill, BMW, and Vermeer Corp., as well as the AFL-CIO. The hearing was widely bipartisan, and lawmakers called it a good first step in the process of developing a massive infrastructure plan. But it remains clear that Congress and the White House still have a long way to go before they can agree on a viable path forward to raise the necessary revenue to improve the nation's transportation system.

Voters: Federal Government Should Pay to Repair Infrastructure

August 19, 2016

Voters: Federal Government Should Pay to Repair Infrastructure

The nation’s infrastructure has gotten worse over the last five years and the Federal government should bear the primary responsibility for funding repairs, according to a recent survey of 2,000 registered voters.

Virginia Pilot Urges Elected Officials to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

May 1, 2015

Virginia Pilot Urges Elected Officials to Increase Federal Fuel Tax

If Congress and the President are serious about repairing the nation's deteriorating infrastructure and laying a foundation for long-term growth, they need to raise the federal gas tax, the Virginia Pilot Editorial Board recently wrote.

House T&I Chairman Reaffirms Opposition to Fuel Tax Increase

March 20, 2015

House T&I Chairman Reaffirms Opposition to Fuel Tax Increase

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) reaffirmed his opposition to increasing the motor fuels tax as a means of funding surface transportation, but said lawmakers must identify a funding mechanism by Easter recess if they want to pass a long-term bill before current law expires May 31.

ARTBA Proposes Fuel Tax Increase With Rebates

March 13, 2015

ARTBA Proposes Fuel Tax Increase With Rebates

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association on March 12 proposed that Congress increase the federal gasoline and diesel motor fuels tax by 15 cents per gallon and offset the cost with a federal tax rebate for low and middle income families as a means of funding long-term surface transportation.

GOP Senator Addresses Fuels Tax Increase

February 27, 2015

GOP Senator Addresses Fuels Tax Increase

Republican Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said Feb. 25 that he would be open to increasing the federal motor fuels tax to fund transportation projects provided the hike was offset by a cut somewhere in the nation’s tax code.