The Truth About Cars » gas tax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:30:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » gas tax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com California Roads Bill May Be The Future Of US Road Funding http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/california-roads-bill-may-be-the-future-of-us-road-funding/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/california-roads-bill-may-be-the-future-of-us-road-funding/#comments Sun, 06 Sep 2015 17:19:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162426 California electric vehicle drivers may pay $100 more in registration fees each year under a proposed bill that aims to raise $3.6 billion each year through gas taxes and fees that would repair and maintain California’s roads, according to the Associated Press (via Autoblog). The proposed fees would be a sweeping reform to transportation funding […]

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California electric vehicle drivers may pay $100 more in registration fees each year under a proposed bill that aims to raise $3.6 billion each year through gas taxes and fees that would repair and maintain California’s roads, according to the Associated Press (via Autoblog). The proposed fees would be a sweeping reform to transportation funding […]

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Question Of The Day: How Would You Reform CAFE? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-reform-cafe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/question-day-reform-cafe/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:54:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1029337 In response to today’s editorial on the CAFE overview, reader jmo proposed a novel solution to the very idea of regulating fuel economy. Jmo writes: “We don’t need to scrap CAFE” Sure we do and replace it with a $2/gallon gas tax. To hell you say, abolish both. But, between CAFE and fracking we’ve really […]

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In response to today’s editorial on the CAFE overview, reader jmo proposed a novel solution to the very idea of regulating fuel economy. Jmo writes: “We don’t need to scrap CAFE” Sure we do and replace it with a $2/gallon gas tax. To hell you say, abolish both. But, between CAFE and fracking we’ve really […]

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Pundits Push Gas Tax Hike From Left and Right http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/pundits-push-gas-tax-hike-left-right/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/pundits-push-gas-tax-hike-left-right/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:53:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=983849 Last week, I bought gasoline for less than $2/gallon for the first time in probably more than a decade. A tankful for my ’08 Civic (stick) cost me sixteen whole dollars and fifty-three cents. Now two leading thinkers, one from each party, have called for taking the opportunity of low gas prices to slap a […]

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Last week, I bought gasoline for less than $2/gallon for the first time in probably more than a decade. A tankful for my ’08 Civic (stick) cost me sixteen whole dollars and fifty-three cents. Now two leading thinkers, one from each party, have called for taking the opportunity of low gas prices to slap a […]

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No Fixed Abode: You did what they asked, and now you’re going to pay. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/no-fixed-abode-you-did-what-they-asked-and-now-youre-going-to-pay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/no-fixed-abode-you-did-what-they-asked-and-now-youre-going-to-pay/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=857945 You’ve heard this story before: A scorpion asks a frog to carry him across the water. And you know how it ends, too, I’d guess. It’s a story that has long fascinated me, so a while back I cooked this up: You and I, standing on a riverbank Desperately searching for a way to cross […]

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You’ve heard this story before: A scorpion asks a frog to carry him across the water. And you know how it ends, too, I’d guess. It’s a story that has long fascinated me, so a while back I cooked this up: You and I, standing on a riverbank Desperately searching for a way to cross […]

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LaHood Calls For VMT, New Taxes To Raise Funds For Infrastructure, As Gas Tax Runs Dry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lahood-calls-for-vmt-new-taxes-to-raise-funds-for-infrastructure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/lahood-calls-for-vmt-new-taxes-to-raise-funds-for-infrastructure/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:21:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493387 Credit our sorely missed EIC/Editor Emeritus Ed Niedermeyer for being well ahead of the curve. Back in 2011, Ed told me about how the rise of fuel efficient vehicles would create a revenue shortfall for the federal Highway Trust Fund, and that would lead the government to look at implementing all sorts of unpleasant things […]

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Credit our sorely missed EIC/Editor Emeritus Ed Niedermeyer for being well ahead of the curve. Back in 2011, Ed told me about how the rise of fuel efficient vehicles would create a revenue shortfall for the federal Highway Trust Fund, and that would lead the government to look at implementing all sorts of unpleasant things […]

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Oregon Considers Per-Mile Tax On Fuel-Efficient Vehicles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/oregon-considers-per-mile-tax-on-fuel-efficient-vehicles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/oregon-considers-per-mile-tax-on-fuel-efficient-vehicles/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472333 “Everybody uses the road and if some pay and some don’t then that’s an unfair situation that’s got to be resolved,” said Jim Whitty, manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding. Ah, yes. As with any number of current governmental activities, the rationale for per-mile taxation will be […]

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“Everybody uses the road and if some pay and some don’t then that’s an unfair situation that’s got to be resolved,” said Jim Whitty, manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding. Ah, yes. As with any number of current governmental activities, the rationale for per-mile taxation will be […]

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Quote Of The Day: Who Wants To See Gas Under $2 Per Gallon? Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/quote-of-the-day-who-wants-to-see-gas-under-2-per-gallon-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/quote-of-the-day-who-wants-to-see-gas-under-2-per-gallon-edition/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:46:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407711 Who’s ready for some politics? With the presidential election still over 14 months away, recent Iowa straw poll winner Michelle Bachmann is upping the campaign promise ante by telling a Greenville, SC crowd The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today. Under President Bachmann, you […]

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Who’s ready for some politics? With the presidential election still over 14 months away, recent Iowa straw poll winner Michelle Bachmann is upping the campaign promise ante by telling a Greenville, SC crowd The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today. Under President Bachmann, you […]

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The Tragedy Of The Gas Tax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-tragedy-of-the-gas-tax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/the-tragedy-of-the-gas-tax/#comments Sat, 25 Jun 2011 15:42:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399987 General Motors CEO Dan Akerson set off something of a firestorm a few weeks ago, when he said, in response to a question about forthcoming CAFE increases: You know what I’d rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought […]

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General Motors CEO Dan Akerson set off something of a firestorm a few weeks ago, when he said, in response to a question about forthcoming CAFE increases: You know what I’d rather have them do — this will make my Republican friends puke — as gas is going to go down here now, we ought […]

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Senate Proposal Would Suspend Federal Gas Tax http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/senate-proposal-would-suspend-federal-gas-tax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/senate-proposal-would-suspend-federal-gas-tax/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 13:47:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395556 The average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.96 this week, an increase of 38 percent over the same time last year. US Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Tuesday proposed to temporarily reduce that cost by 18.4 cent cents by suspending the federal gas tax. Under the freshman lawmaker’s plan, the highway trust fund would […]

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The average price of regular unleaded gasoline was $3.96 this week, an increase of 38 percent over the same time last year. US Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) on Tuesday proposed to temporarily reduce that cost by 18.4 cent cents by suspending the federal gas tax. Under the freshman lawmaker’s plan, the highway trust fund would […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Gas Tax? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-gas-tax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/ask-the-best-and-brightest-gas-tax/#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:15:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372520 With the federal deficit balooning out of control, President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has publicized its preliminary proposals, and goodness are there a lot of them. But only one of the commission’s proposals gets to the heart of this nation’s automotive future: a proposal to increase America’s gas tax. Federal fuel […]

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With the federal deficit balooning out of control, President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has publicized its preliminary proposals, and goodness are there a lot of them. But only one of the commission’s proposals gets to the heart of this nation’s automotive future: a proposal to increase America’s gas tax. Federal fuel […]

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Will CAFE Cause A Small Car Glut? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/will-cafe-cause-a-small-car-glut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/will-cafe-cause-a-small-car-glut/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:15:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338826 CSM Worldwide seems to think so, telling Automotive News [sub] that new compacts from Ford and Chevrolet are being pushed into the market to comply with increasing fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission standards. If gas prices stay steady, CSM’s VP for Forecasting, Michael Robinet says “extreme pressure to channel smaller vehicles in the market due to […]

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CSM Worldwide seems to think so, telling Automotive News [sub] that new compacts from Ford and Chevrolet are being pushed into the market to comply with increasing fuel-efficiency and CO2 emission standards. If gas prices stay steady, CSM’s VP for Forecasting, Michael Robinet says “extreme pressure to channel smaller vehicles in the market due to […]

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Is A Gas Tax Hike Coming? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/is-a-gas-tax-hike-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/is-a-gas-tax-hike-coming/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:18:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338432 Ray LaHood seems to think so. He tells the Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The problem we have is, Congress wants to pass a very robust transportation bill in the neighborhood of $400 billion or $500 billion, and we know the highway trust fund is just deficient in its ability to fund those kinds of projects. The highway trust fund was substantial […]

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Ray LaHood seems to think so. He tells the Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram: The problem we have is, Congress wants to pass a very robust transportation bill in the neighborhood of $400 billion or $500 billion, and we know the highway trust fund is just deficient in its ability to fund those kinds of projects. The highway trust fund was substantial […]

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