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House T&I Chairman Rejects Fuel Tax Increase

February 5, 2014

House T&I Chairman Rejects Fuel Tax Increase

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said he wants a five to six-year highway bill, but he rejects higher fuel taxes as a means of paying for it.

Oregon Establishes Voluntary Per-Mile Vehicle Tax

July 10, 2013

Oregon Establishes Voluntary Per-Mile Vehicle Tax

Oregon became the first state to establish a voluntary per-mile vehicle tax as an alternative method for infrastructure funding when the Oregon State Legislature overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 810.

Maryland Latest State Seeking to Impose Wholesale Tax on Fuel

March 11, 2013

Maryland Latest State Seeking to Impose Wholesale Tax on Fuel

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last week unveiled a new transportation funding plan that would lower the state's excise tax on gasoline and replace it with a sales tax on the wholesale price. The governor appears to be following the lead of neighboring state Virginia, which passed a similar plan last month.

Miles Traveled Tax Gaining Support

December 10, 2012

Miles Traveled Tax Gaining Support

Incoming House transportation Chairman Bill Shuster last week called a U.S. tax based on miles driven “a fair way” to pay for highway improvements. With fuel economy of cars and trucks increasing and more hybrids hitting the road, officials are taking a look at the fuel tax over the long haul, in recognition that the current ways of paying for infrastructure aren't generated enough revenue.