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The Alaska Senate voted 12-5 to double the state gas tax from 8 cents per gallon to 16 cents per gallon, which is expected to raise $33.8 million annually. Senate Bill 115 also raises the state’s marine fuel tax and increases registration fees for [...]
The Utah Legislature has repealed an unpopular tax reform package that could have generated $170 million in transportation investment in 2021. The move came soon after a citizen’s referendum reached the required signature threshold to be placed on the November ballot. House Majority Leader Francis [...]
In Idaho, House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer (R) proposed legislation to transfer $272 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund for a new account to help pay for transportation projects. Read more>> Gov. Brad Little (R) also supports further transportation investment. He has proposed a [...]
American motorists continue driving billions of miles on already stressed roads and highways. The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest report shows 285.1 billion total vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in October 2019, a 1 percent increase from October 2018. The FHWA also found that 2019 cumulative [...]
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed a measure Dec. 18 that will impose the 4.85 percent state sales tax to gasoline purchases at the pump and increase the state diesel tax. This will result in an initial 12-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase and 6-cents-per-gallon diesel tax [...]
In Massachusetts, dozens of Boston-area municipal leaders called for a 15-cent increase to the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax. This revenue would help subsidize a massive overhaul in the state’s transit and road network. Read more>> The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded [...]