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Senator introduces legislation to end federal EV tax credit

It would also create new fees for alternative-fuel vehicles

It would also create new fees for alternative-fuel vehicles.

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US House passes massive $305 billion highway funding bill

The massive, five-year, $305-billion spending bill doles out $281 billion to the beleaguered Highway Trust Fund, and also gives nearly $1 billion to NHTSA.

Federal Highway Bill recommends new fees for electric vehicles

Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch

Buried in the new Federal Highway Bill, which has passed Congress, is a recommendation that states impose fees on electric vehicles.

A look at the sweeping Senate transportation bill

The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. Highway aid payments to states could stop.

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How the federal gas tax exemplifies problems in Congress

ProPublica has put together a very deep look at the past, present, and future of the federal gas tax, and why it hasn't been increased since 1993. The article is a fantastic read.

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Falling gas prices could spur new federal taxes

A bipartisan initiative is once again pushing for an increase in the federal gas tax, although the overall hike would simply bring the tax in line with inflation.

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12 DOT secretaries urge Congress to address long-term infrastructure needs

"Right now, there are so many structurally deficient bridges in America that, if you lined them up end-to-end, they'd stretch from Boston to Miami."

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Obama touts car-to-car communications, pushes for highway funding

Transportation was on President Obama's mind as he toured the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA Tuesday. In a brief, 14-minute speech, the president touched on both car-to-car communications and safety technology, as well as the need to maintain funding for the rapidly depleting Highway Trust Fund. Aside from his speech, the president also sampled one of HRC's driving simulators (shown above), which he likened to "something like Knight Rider."

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White House urges Congress to shore up depleted Highway Trust Fund

The United States Highway Trust Fund is getting closer to running out, and the federal government is scrambling to find a way to keep it in the black. The fund pays for a significant portion of the upkeep for the country's interstates, bridge repairs and some public transportation projects. It's currently backed under a two-year law that expires in September, but Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx claims the actual money in

CBO: new CAFE rules will short Highway Trust Fund by $57b by 2022

Oh, the gas tax, always a contentious issue. We've covered it throughout the years but now the Congressional Budget Office is reminding us that the time has come to move well