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Support for raising Federal gas tax continues to rise, finds Mineta report

Government Issues| June 24, 2019

Seventy-five percent of respondents supported a 10¢ increase in the gas tax if the revenue raised is dedicated to maintenance projects.

Consultants Address Latest Trends, Challenges

Management & Operations| June 5, 2019

With funding continuing to be an issue for transit projects, some of the top voices in the industry discuss ways to bridge that gap.

Government Issues| May 17, 2018

L.A. Metro awarded $704M in state gas tax funding for major projects

The funding will go to Metro’s program of projects which include highway, transit and goods movement elements.

Sustainability| November 21, 2017

Canada's TransLink places firm order for 106 New Flyer CNG buses

The order was supported by the Federal Gas Tax Fund, through which the Government of Canada provides funding for municipal infrastructure, including public transit. The funds are administered in B.C. by the Union of British Columbia Municipalities.

Government Issues| March 30, 2017

Calif.'s $52B budget proposes fee boost to pay for public transit

The deal, which could be voted on by the legislature as soon as next week, isn’t perfect but long overdue, said Gov. Brown.

Government Issues| July 21, 2016

APTA opposes GOP plan to cut mass transit funding

The Republican platform, which stated that public transportation is "an inherently local affair that serves only a small portion of the population," also opposes increasing the federal gas tax.

Management & Operations| June 28, 2016

Americans support higher gas taxes, spending revenue on public transit

The survey is year seven of an annual series that repeats the same questions each year. This year’s results show that support for raising transportation taxes has grown over the past six years.

Government Issues| February 29, 2016

5 FAST Act Takeaways: What it Means for Transit

Although it is the first long-term surface transportation bill since SAFTEA-LU expired in 2009, which will give the industry a sense of security when planning, it still didn’t solve the most pressing issue — finding a sustainable funding mechanism.   

Government Issues| November 6, 2015

House OKs $325B surface transportation bill

Passed by a 363-64 vote, the bill calls for spending $261 billion on highways and $55 billion on transit over six years. As expected, the legislation authorizes highway funding for six years, but only if Congress can come up with a way to pay for the final three years.

Government Issues| July 23, 2015

Utah mayors seek to raise transportation taxes

Fifteen of the 16 cities in Salt Lake County have passed resolutions that support placing a vote on this year’s ballot according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

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