Road maintenance and construction don't suddenly become free because gas hits $5 a gallon.
Politicians overstate the situation, and to the extent there is a problem, it’s their doing.
A federal gasoline tax holiday would undermine the user fee system for funding highways and could worsen inflation.
Last Year's 'Staggering Increase in Traffic Fatalities' Reflects Increased Driving After a Pandemic-Related Drop
While the fatality rate rose substantially in 2020, it remained essentially the same in 2021.
Something to be grateful for.
Virginia spends around $35,000 per mile of state-controlled road. In New Jersey, it's $1.1 million. Both states are about to get a lot more federal funding.
The bill working its way through Congress would create a national pilot program to study replacing the gas tax with a mileage-based user fee.
Republicans and Democrats Endorse Concept, but Gloss Over Details, of Funding Infrastructure With User Fees
A federal mileage-based user fee is still years away, and there's very little political support for a federal gas tax hike.
The Federal Highway Administration is asking Texas officials to hit pause on a massive highway widening project while it examines whether it violates Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The Incoming Biden Administration Raises the Possibility of More Infrastructure Weeks and More Infrastructure Spending
More spending doesn't necessarily mean better results.
The Golden State has the highest gas tax in the nation, and one of its worst-performing highway systems.
Senate Republicans have proposed a far more modest reauthorization of federal surface transportation spending programs that are set to expire in September.
Transit wonks are debating which mode of transportation was most responsible for the country's worst COVID-19 outbreak.
House Democrats' $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal Has Lots of Funding Proposals, Few Proposed Funding Sources
The "Moving Forward Framework" includes some sensible reforms alongside expensive, dubious policy proposals.
One California legislator wants to combat global warming with more roadways.
But Trump's infrastructure plan will give it to them anyway.
The document gives us the most detailed take yet on the administration's $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
The group's application to participate in an "Adopt-A-Highway" program was initially denied.
"All government needs to do for the next transportation revolution [is to] get out of the road."