Infrastructure Stakeholders Push For Fuel Tax Increase During Congressional Hearing
Infrastructure stakeholders push for fuel tax increase during Congressional hearing
Five stakeholders provided testimony to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on long-term highway funding on Wednesday. Despite the diversity of the witness panel, they all agreed on one obvious solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund: increasing the federal fuel tax.
During opening statements, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., said as early as the spring of 2020 states may have to halt construction of transportation projects since the Highway Trust Fund will dry up. The following witnesses offered their solutions to the problem:
Chris Spear, American Trucking Associations president and CEO;
John Schroer, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, on …