House Panel Members Call for Sales Tax Hike to Back Traffic-Fighting Initiatives
- Tranportation House Committee Explores Solutions to Nation's Transit Puzzle. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;4/5/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31112, p34
Reports on efforts of the U.S. Transportation House Committee to tackle problems related to transportation facing the country. Factors contributing to such problems; Steps to be taken by the committee to tackle the problem.
- House subcommittee dives into ocean tech. Stanage, Niall // Hill;5/19/2014, Vol. 21 Issue 58, p17
The article reports on the public hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives, Transportation subcommittee on maritime transportation on ocean technologies.
- Shifting Gears. Cochran, David Carroll // Commonweal;3/13/2009, Vol. 136 Issue 5, p10
The author focuses on the addiction of U.S. citizens to cars. He states that the car-dominated landscape has produced problems such as growing traffic jams, pollution and social marginalization of those who do not drive. He suggests several ways on how to lessen car dependence including higher...
- Demanding less congestion. VISE, AVERY // Commercial Carrier Journal;Apr2010, Vol. 167 Issue 4, p6
The author contends that an increase in gas tax is not enough to substantially reduce congestion in the U.S. He says that sharply higher gas prices are not enough to solve congestion problems because the prices of diesel would increase too. He also discourages an increase in truck weight and...
- State lawmakers siphon transportation funding for Valley. Gibbons, Valerie // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;1/16/2004, Issue 323192, p7
Warns of continuing gridlock on California's highways. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to divert transportation money to the state's general fund; Proposition 42, gasoline surcharge approved by voters; Need to meet the state's operating expenses.
- Why the Future of ECommerce Depends on Better Roads. Humes, Edward // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;4/8/2016, p2
The article recommends ways of helping ease traffic congestion in U.S. roads, including replacing the gas tax with a user fee for major highways, getting companies to stagger work start and finish times and converting carpool lanes to goods movement or transit-only lanes.
- Reintroduced Rail Bill Allows State Bonding. Sanchez, Humberto // Bond Buyer;4/18/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32113, p5
Reports on the reintroduction of the rail bonds bill by the Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. Authority given to the states to issue taxable tax-credit bonds and tax-exempt private-activity bonds for high-speed rail projects; Emphasis on the increasing...
- House Transportation Committee Creates Public Private Partnerships Special Panel. // AASHTO Journal: Weekly Transportation Report;1/17/2014, p4
The article discusses the creation of the Public Private Partnerships Special Panel by the House Transportation Committee that will examine public private partnerships (PPPs) and the role they currently serve. House T&I Vice Chair John Duncan was appointed to oversee the panel. The PPP panel...
- Transport funding: in doubt for 2004. Beadle, Andrew D. // Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);1/19/2004, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p24
Discusses efforts of U.S. federal lawmakers in reauthorizing the surface transportation funding law for 2004. Factors that will affect the efforts of lawmakers in creating the transportation funding law; Estimated cost of the bill; Senate committees that have partial jurisdiction over portions...