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Bad Roads Cost U.S. Drivers More Than $500 A Year

Bad Roads Cost U.S. Drivers More Than $500 A Year

America is great at many things, but one area where we could stand some improvement is our transportation infrastructure. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, our nation's crumbling highways and byways cost drivers more than $500 per year -- and the situation's likely to get worse... read more

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Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Pay-Per-Mile Road Taxes Coming To A State Near You?

Driving a fuel-efficient car might be great for the environment and even better for your wallet, but state and federal projects funded by gasoline taxes are starting to feel... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Gas Tax Hikes Or Pay-Per-Mile: How Should The U.S. Fund Roads?

After 20 years, we may finally be getting a raise -- and by "raise", we mean "an increase on the federal gas tax". A growing number of voices suggest that, though not... read more February 18, 2013 by  4


 
Gas pump

If Gas Goes Up $1, What Does It Mean For Auto Sales?

When gas prices go up, what happens to auto sales? You might have a few hunches -- and a couple may be correct -- but according to Experian Automotive, you'd likely find some... read more February 8, 2013 by  3


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Sales Tax, Gas Tax, Mileage Tax: How To Pay For America's Roads?

In Virginia, controversy is a-brewin' over Governor Bob McDonnell's plan to eliminate the state's gasoline tax. The funds generated from that tax have traditionally been... read more January 10, 2013 by  15


 
Traffic

U.S. Roads Are In Terrible Shape: How Would You Fix Them?

Here's what we know about the state of America's highways and byways: 1. Many roads in the U.S. are in desperate need of repairs or upgrades. In 2009 the American Society of... read more October 2, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Republican National Convention

GOP Platform Speaks Out Against Monitoring Of Cars, EPA Regs

Forget John Grisham and Stephen King: if you want some good beach reading this Labor Day weekend, break out a copy of the official Republican party platform, which was... read more August 29, 2012 by  3


 
Traffic

Surface Transportation Bill Finally Passes. So, What's In It?

After a long, grueling slog through both houses of Congress, the highly anticipated, two-year surface transportation bill has finally passed. But now that it's been hacked to... read more July 2, 2012 by  0


 
2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos

Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family... read more June 8, 2011 by  0


 
Dan Akerson

Gas Tax: Should We Pay $1 More? #YouTellUs

Gas taxes are a sore subject this week, whether you're the president of the United States or the CEO of GM. The economy is staggering, and gas prices are fluctuating near $4... read more June 8, 2011 by  1


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more... read more June 7, 2011 by  0


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

GM CEO Akerson: Raise Taxes On Gasoline

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson would like to see a federal gas tax of as much as $1.00 per gallon, as it would drive consumers to purchase more fuel efficient vehicles... read more June 7, 2011 by  44


 
T. Boone Pickens with President Barack Obama

Obama: Pay As You Drive, Instead of Gas Tax?

Would we be better off doing away with the federal gas tax, replacing it entirely, or in part, by a pay-per-mile system? The federal government appears to be in the early... read more May 5, 2011 by  22


 
Author and commentator Tom Friedman, of The New York Times

NY Times Columnist Wants To Raise Gas Taxes, Pay Down Deficit

Thomas Friedman, an op-ed columnist at The New York Times, often fancies himself an expert on the auto industry. He was a huge Toyota fan, lauding the company as the model... read more February 23, 2011 by  18


 
Traffic Jam

Seattle Looking For New Way To Tax Solo Car Commuters

As long as we're still driving fossil-fuel vehicles, the way we pay for our roads is pretty straightforward: We fill up at the pump, and for the most part, a big chunk of the... read more July 23, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Saab 9-5

NHTSA Chastises Toyota, New Saab Coming, Safe Traffic: Today At High Gear Media

Toyota's floor mat safety issue is rapidly turning into a public spectacle, as the NHTSA yesterday said statements made in a letter to customers about the floor mats were... read more November 6, 2009 by  0


 

 
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