Topics: Vehicle-Miles Tax

NATSO Analysis: House Transportation Committee Draft Reauthorization Legislation Members Only Join or Login

House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a highway reauthorization bill June 3 (INVEST in America Act) that will be subject of much attention and advocacy efforts in the weeks ahead. More

House to Release Draft Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to release its draft highway reauthorization bill this week. The legislation will provide $494 billion in funding over a period of five years for highway, transit, safety, and research programs, a 46 percent increase over current investment levels. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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