Tucked away on page 508 of the 2,702-page bipartisan infrastructure bill is a proposal that could radically restructure how Americans use and pay for the nation’s roads. This radical proposal takes the form of a study that would assess the feasibility of establishing a “national motor vehicle per-mile user fee” and would have road users […]
As plans to eliminate or change the current federal gas taxes are being proposed, this Fox TV feature explains why moving to a vehicle miles traveled fees plan is the best option to fund the ongoing costs for highway roads and bridges. The TV segment is available online.
An old idea is new again, which could one day benefit drivers in Louisville and across Kentucky. In 2005, amid growing concerns that the nation’s fuel-reliant highway funding mechanisms were becoming outdated, Congress created the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission to investigate alternative ways of generating transportation revenue. The commission’s report concluded that a “federal […]
Unless there is major action in Congress to address dire funding issues, the overall condition of Missouri’s roads and other infrastructure across the country is likely to deteriorate precipitously. Read this op-ed to learn about a new proposal to fund the country’s infrastructure needs.
Most Americans don’t need to be reminded of the deteriorating condition of America’s roads and highways — it’s a daily reality on their commute to work, run to the store, or drive to school. The U.S. had an $836 billion backlog of highway and bridge capital needs in 2017 and, in some states, nearly 3 […]
The Pilot Would Study the Feasibility of Replacing Federal Fuel Taxes WASHINGTON, D.C., January 30, 2019 – The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) released today a ConsumerGram that analyzes the use of an alternative funding mechanism for the Highway Trust Fund. America’s roads and highways are becoming increasingly congested and structurally deficient. […]