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Four GOPers To Lead RFS Reform

August 1, 2013

Four GOPers To Lead RFS Reform

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has tasked four Republican panel members to take the lead on RFS reform.

MDOT Seeks to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

July 30, 2013

MDOT Seeks to Commercialize Non-Interstate Rest Areas

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced that it is seeking to partner with public entities to privatize two of its non-interstate rest areas.

House Releases Final RFS White Paper

July 15, 2013

House Releases Final RFS White Paper

The House Energy and Commerce Committee released the final edition in a series of white paper on the Renewable Fuel Standard that will be used as the basis for a series of hearings.

States Consider Charging Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

June 17, 2013

States Consider Charging Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Lawmakers tasked with finding new revenue streams to fund infrastructure projects increasingly are asking drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles to pay their fair share of infrastructure fees.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 17, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow. In Illinois, the Transportation for Illinois Coalition is pushing legislation to replace the current 19-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 10, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

The number of states considering tax changes to fund infrastructure continues to grow.

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

April 29, 2013

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, recently announced that it is working with several groups to develop a national truck parking reservation system that allows drivers and fleets to check on parking availability along an interstate corridor in real time using wireless devices.

Broad Tax Reform Could Open Door to Fuel Tax Increase

March 25, 2013

Broad Tax Reform Could Open Door to Fuel Tax Increase

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said last week that an increase in the federal fuel tax could be included in a broader tax reform package.

More States Weigh Sales, Fuel Tax Hikes

March 18, 2013

More States Weigh Sales, Fuel Tax Hikes

The number of states seeking to generate transportation revenues by increasing sales taxes or state motor fuel taxes is growing, with lawmakers in Missouri and Washington marking the latest to introduce such legislation.

Michigan Governor Moves Forward on New International Bridge Crossing

November 26, 2012

Michigan Governor Moves Forward on New International Bridge Crossing

In Michigan voters rejected the constitutional amendment that would have delayed or blocked the planned New International Trade Crossing bridge between Detroit and Windsor.

Michigan Fuel Shortages Force Gov. To Suspend HOS Rules for Carriers Transporting Fuel

July 30, 2012

Michigan Fuel Shortages Force Gov. To Suspend HOS Rules for Carriers Transporting Fuel

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday declared a State of Energy Emergency in Michigan due to the limited availability and temporary shortages of gasoline and diesel fuel in areas of the Upper Peninsula caused by a shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline in Wisconsin.

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