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Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

July 29, 2013

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is urging Congress to lift the ban on interstate tolling as a method of increasing revenues into the Highway Trust Fund.

Rep. Shuster Urges Republicans to Support Federal Spending on Transportation

July 22, 2013

Rep. Shuster Urges Republicans to Support Federal Spending on Transportation

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.) is urging Republicans to support federal spending on transportation.

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

June 24, 2013

Senators Introduce Legislation to Repeal Renewable Fuel Standard

Echoing legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) last week introduced “The Renewable Fuel Standard Repeal Act” (S. 1195), which would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its entirety. Sen. Barrasso said the RFS is "fundamentally broken and beyond repair," and that it has driven up food and fuel costs rather than deliver meaningful environmental benefits.

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.

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

June 3, 2013

States Continue to Propose Tax Changes to Fund Infrastructure

At least 18 state legislatures have either passed tax increases this year to fund infrastructure or are considering it.

States Seek to Change Motor Fuel Taxes to Increase Transportation Revenues

April 22, 2013

States Seek to Change Motor Fuel Taxes to Increase Transportation Revenues

The number of states seeking to generate transportation revenues by adjusting their state motor fuel taxes continues to grow, with lawmakers in Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania marking the latest to introduce such legislation.

National Freight Plan To Be Cornerstone of Highway Reauthorization

April 22, 2013

National Freight Plan To Be Cornerstone of Highway Reauthorization

House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) has tapped six committee members to help formulate a national intermodal freight plan that will tie together road, rail, air cargo, ports and inland waterways infrastructure planning and policy.

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

March 25, 2013

Top House Transport Committee Members Ask LaHood to Delay HOS

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R.-Pa.) and ranking member Nick Rahall II (D.-W.Va.) joined with Representatives Tom Petri (R.-Wisc.) and Peter DeFazio (D.-Ore.) in asking Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to stay the implementation of the new Hours-of-Service rule until after the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on pending challenges.

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.

Lawmakers, Business Groups Discuss Fuel Tax Increase, Public-Private Partnerships

February 18, 2013

Lawmakers, Business Groups Discuss Fuel Tax Increase, Public-Private Partnerships

As Congress begins laying the groundwork for the next highway reauthorization bill, lawmakers and business groups are examining the funding mechanisms that will finance the nation’s infrastructure, including an increase in the fuel tax and the use of public-private partnerships and tolls.

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

December 24, 2012

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

If there was ever a year when NATSO was challenged on all of its major issues, it was 2012. NATSO's top issues--rest area commercialization, tolling and credit card swipe fees--were all in play throughout the year, with a big test early in the year on the rest area commercialization issue. And though we passed the test, there is always more to be done. But NATSO moves into 2013 with optimism and momentum in a positive direction, committed to continue protecting the interests of Interstate-based businesses.

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

November 26, 2012

Federal, State Lawmakers Eye Increases to Gas Tax

Lawmakers at both the federal and state level are saying they will consider raising fuel taxes to fund much needed highway infrastructure projects

Election 2012 Recap

November 12, 2012

Election 2012 Recap

Despite the balance of power remaining the same, there will be some changes within House and Senate Committees that are relevant to NATSO.

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Turnpike Billions in Debt Despite Increasing Tolls

September 17, 2012

Turnpike Billions in Debt Despite Increasing Tolls

The PA Turnpike is spending more money each year than it makes.

Pennsylvania Signs Privatization Bill

July 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Signs Privatization Bill

The legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett gives Pennsylvania the ability to lease large-scale transportation assets to the private sector as a mechanism for raising funds for expansion and repair projects.

House Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax; Increase Diesel Fuel Tax

April 9, 2012

House Bill Seeks to Repeal Excise Tax; Increase Diesel Fuel Tax

Congressmen introduce a bill that seeks to repeal the 12 percent federal excise tax on large trucks and replace it with a 6.3-cent increase in the federal diesel fuel tax.

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