Transportation coalition lobbies Congress for gas-tax legislation
- Whose bridge is tailing down? MORGAN, MAUREEN // Fairfield County Business Journal;4/19/2010, Vol. 49 Issue 16, p16
The article discusses the issues on transportation infrastructure in the U.S. It mentions that the solution for financing transportation is to increase gas tax, according to some panelists during the conference at Iona College. It cites James Ligouri, president of Iona College, who states that...
- Collision Course. Goldstein, Scott // njbiz;9/26/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 39, p3
Reports on the reluctancy of New Jersey legislators to advocate a gasoline tax increase in November 2005 to support the Transportation Trust Fund program for construction and repairs of highways, bridges and mass transit in New Jersey. Amount of the annual highway and mass transit program;...
- This Tax Should Be Pumped Up. // njbiz;9/26/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 39, p12
Presents views on the use of a gasoline tax increase to provide alternative funding for the construction and repairs of highways, bridges and transit systems in New Jersey. Way to offset a tax hike.
- Four-Year, 9.5-Cent Gasoline Tax Increase Looms in Washington State. Kelemen, Jasmina // Bond Buyer;4/13/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32110, p7
Highlights the proposed transportation budget by the U.S. House. Claim that the plan relies on a gasoline tax increase and higher vehicle weight fees to provide funds for statewide transportation projects; Comparison with the Senate's budget proposal; Opposition of Republicans to raising taxes.
- Transportation's Political Crisis: Shift the Strategy. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;1/17/2011, Vol. 266 Issue 2, p52
The article reflects on a transportation funding authorization bill that has been stalled in the U.S. Congress for several months. It says that the main reason for this is the opposition to raising the gas tax. It suggests that the best plan is a two-year steady-state authorization equal to the...
- Federal funding on the line as driving hits all-time low. // Public Works;Feb2009, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p14
The article reports on the significance of federal funding due to decline in the U.S. driving statistics. Statistics show that the Americans drove 100 billion fewer miles between November 2007 and October 2008 than the same period in 2007. This led Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to issue...
- Tolls that pay. // American City & County;Sep2008, Vol. 123 Issue 9, p22
The article presents facts concerning transportation in the U.S. Revenues from the gasoline tax, which was developed between the 1920s and 1950s to fund road construction and maintenance, have dropped because of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Annual cost of traffic congestion in the country...
- Bay Area Business Advocate Backs Sales Tax for Transportation. Glazier, Kyle // Bond Buyer;8/21/2015, Vol. 1 Issue F332, p1
A high-profile San Francisco Bay Area business advocate, the Bay Area Council's Jim Wunderman, says a sales tax should be used to help meet California's massive unfunded transportation needs.
- States Raising Gas Taxes for Road Revenues. Watts, Jim // Bond Buyer;3/10/2015, Vol. 1, p26
The article reports on the move of some states in the U.S. to increase gasoline tax to address problems with transportation funding. Topics covered include the increase in gasoline tax as well as aim to support highway spending. Also mentioned are details about a related report released by the...