States around the US are imposing new fees on electric-car owners to make them contribute to state highway maintenance funds. How should EV owners pay for road maintenance?
Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs
You have to give the man credit for vision. U.S. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on...John Voelcker
Electric-Car Drivers Don't Pay Their Share? Actually, No One Does
Gas taxes and tolls don't come close to covering the cost of roads, a new report finds.Stephen Edelstein
Low Gas Price An Opportunity For Higher Gas Tax? Not A Chance
With gasoline costing 40 percent less than it did just six months ago--and under $2 a gallon in many states--you might think this would be a good time to discuss raising the Federal gas tax. You would be wrong. The Federal gas tax hasn't risen since 1993, and the U.S. Highway Trust Fund has been...John Voelcker
12-Cent Rise In Federal Tax On Gas, Diesel Proposed By Pair Of Senators
Two facts sit in opposition to each other in Washington, D.C., and have for many years. First, raising taxes--in any way, for any purpose, under any circumstances--is virtually impossible. Second, the U.S. Highway Trust Fund is broke, because the Federal gasoline tax hasn't been raised in two...John Voelcker
Highway Spending Bill To Bar Hybrids From Carpool-Lane Incentives?
Incentives to get drivers to buy highly fuel-efficient cars have taken many forms, one of the most popular being single-occupant access to carpool lanes on crowded freeways. Hybrid-electric vehicles were some of the first beneficiaries of these policies, but now they're being elbowed aside by...John Voelcker