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Impact & Regulations

President Biden calls on Congress to suspend federal gas tax for three months

June 23, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

In what the White House has dubbed a federal gas tax holiday, President Joe Biden requested Congress to suspend the federal gas tax through September, and on states to follow suit with some direct relief for the pumps at their […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Calls for Three-Month Suspension of Gas, Diesel Taxes

June 22, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden on June 22 called on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. The Democratic president also […]


Impact & Regulations

US House Transportation Panel Passes FEMA Bill

June 21, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The House transportation panel recently approved legislation meant to facilitate access to federal disaster assistance. The Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), would aim to provide assistance for “meeting the unmet needs” of individuals affected by […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Says Decision on Gas Tax Holiday May Come This Week

June 20, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden said June 20 that he will decide by the end of the week whether he would support a federal gasoline tax holiday, possibly saving U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. “Yes, I’m considering it,” […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advances aviation safety, capital investment and disaster recovery legislation

June 17, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Several bills advanced by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week included major attempts to revamp aircraft maintenance and the aerospace supply chain, among other measures. Passing the scrutiny of committee markup were the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards […]


Impact & Regulations

Biden Tells US Oil Refiners Record Profits ‘Not Acceptable’

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

President Joe Biden told U.S. oil refiners that unprecedented profit margins are unacceptable and called for “immediate action” to improve capacity as the soaring price of gasoline feeds record inflation and fears of a recession. “At a time of war, […]


Impact & Regulations

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

June 15, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes. Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Donald Payne of […]


Impact & Regulations

Diesel Hits New Record at $5.718 a Gallon

June 13, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The national average price for a gallon of diesel reached a new record high this week at $5.718 a gallon, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration June 13. EIA made survey changes to its methodology this week, […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

House Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

June 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A bill that would authorize dozens of water infrastructure projects and studies was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 8. By a vote of 384 to 37, the chamber approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2022, […]


Impact & Regulations

Gasoline Tops $5 a Gallon in 13 States

June 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Gasoline reached $5 a gallon or more in more than a dozen states a week into the peak summer travel season, as stockpiles of the fuel remain tight. New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts joined the $5 club overnight to bring […]