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Fairfax delegate wants to ditch gas tax

Delegate Tim Hugo wades into the debate over how to pay for transportation maintenance and construction in Virginia as revenues dwindle.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 08:18am EST

Tags: transportation funding, Tim Hugo, Hank Silverberg, Virginia General Assembly

In January, a new push for Maryland gas tax

Next month, Maryland lawmakers will return to Annapolis to begin the 2013 General Assembly. One issue that could come up is transportation funding.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 08:11am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, traffic, transportation funding

O'Malley frustrated by lack of will to address transportation

During a year-end review with reporters this week, Governor Martin O'Malley expressed frustration with state legislators' unwillingness to boost the gas tax, which hasn't been increased since 1992.

Sunday - 12/23/2012, 08:42am EST

Tags: transportation funding, Maryland General Assembly, Martin OMalley, Kate Ryan

Advocates: More Md. road funding needed to keep residents, jobs

A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 06:33am EST

Tags: Andrew Mollenbeck, transportation, Gus Bauman, Roger Berliner, Lon Anderson, AAA Mid-Atlantic

Va. lawmaker proposes higher gas tax to pay for road construction

State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) proposed a plan that would increase Virginia's gas tax from 17.5 cents a gallon to 31.5 cents a gallon. The 14-cent increase would eliminate the need to add more toll roads.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 01:26pm EST

Tags: construction, toll roads, Neal Augenstein

VDOT says more tolls may be coming

No driver likes paying a toll, but more may be coming in part of the D.C. region

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 03:56am EDT

Tags: vdot, Michelle Basch, tolls,

O'Malley still pushing for gas tax

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is still pushing for the state's 6 percent sales tax to be transferred to the gas tax, even after the General Assembly voted against it.

Saturday - 04/14/2012, 08:19am EDT

Tags: General Assembly, Annapolis, Martin O

O'Malley still pushing for transportation funding

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday suggested that adding a penny to the general state sales tax could be a viable solution to raise much-needed revenue for transportation infrastructure projects. O'Malley told reporters he hasn't considered a special legislative session to address transportation.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:08am EDT

Tags: gas, Martin OMalley, Maryland General Assembly,

States finding tough climate for gas tax proposals

As if gas prices weren't high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for roads and bridges that are outdated, congested and in some cases, dangerous.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 03:51pm EST

Tags: Tawanna Gaines, The Air Force

Gas tax hike back in debate in Virginia

The version approved by the Virginia Senate Finance Committee would index the gas tax with inflation, meaning it would go up slowly, tied to the inflation rate, above the current 17-cent tax.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 08:50am EST

Tags: Bob Brink, Virginia, Thomas "Tag" Greason, Hank Silverberg

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