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March 5, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Increase Would Harm Bay State Economy
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
Taxes
February 27, 2020
Research & Commentary: Gas Tax Hike Will Not Solve Arizona’s Transportation Problems
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
Energy
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Low-Carbon Fuel Mandate is Still a Bad Deal for Washingtonians
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
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Taxes
February 14, 2020
Research & Commentary: Local Gas Taxes are One Tax too Many for Illinois Drivers
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
Environment
February 4, 2020
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: MILEAGE-BASED USER FEES
Mileage based user fees are a more effective and equitable approach to funding our road construction and maintenance.
Taxes
January 17, 2020
Policy Tip Sheet: Vehicle Mileage Taxes are not Ready for Primetime
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.

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Transportation
March 5, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Massachusetts where drivers would pay 5 cents per gallon more for gasoline and 9 cents more per gallon for diesel.
February 27, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Arizona that would increase the state’s gasoline taxes by 18 cents a gallon by 2023.
February 20, 2020
By Tim Benson
Gasoline Prices Could Rise By 34 Cents Per Gallon To Meet Program Emissions Goals
February 14, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill recently proposed in the Illinois General Assembly that would allow non-home rule local governments to create a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes.
February 4, 2020
By Baruch Feigenbaum
Mileage based user fees are a more effective and equitable approach to funding our road construction and maintenance.
January 17, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses vehicle mileage taxes and how they present several problems that could make implementation costly and difficult.
January 9, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines four new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would increase Missouri’s gasoline tax for the first time in 20 years.
December 2, 2019
By Robert W. Poole, Jr.
Tolling could solve the problems of America's highways which require expansion and continual maintenance but face declining gas tax revenues.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 13, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed transportation funding plan in Washington State that would create a vehicle mileage tax for electric vehicles.
November 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new transportation funding plan in Utah that would create a vehicle mileage tax (VMT) for electric vehicles.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses gas taxes, Utah's efforts to improve transportation funding, and why gas taxes are an ineffective, regressive form of taxation that leave transportation systems shortchanged.
October 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed gas tax increase in Minnesota that could increase gas prices in the state by 13 to 15 cents per gallon to cover infrastructure improvements.
September 30, 2019
By Tim Benson
Costs Would Be Sizeable, Environmental Benefits Modest Or Negative
September 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this FAQ, Matthew Glans examines the effect of gasoline tax changes on the price of fuel, availability of stations, and the overall impact on consumers and the economy across state borders.
July 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines gasoline taxes, how they have become less effective over time, and why states can no longer rely on them to fund state transportation projects.
May 2, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Louisiana that would gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax from 38.4 cents-per-gallon to 56.4 cents-per-gallon by 2031.
April 24, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a new proposal in Wisconsin which includes a provision to hike the state fuel tax and increase fees on licensing and registration.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed increase of Illinois’ gasoline tax along with several vehicle and registration fee hikes.
April 18, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed increase in Minnesota’s gasoline taxes that would be the largest in the state’s history.
April 8, 2019
By Michael LaFaive
An analysis of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cent gas tax hike, and alternative tax/spending offsets.
March 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses several legislative proposals in Ohio that would increase the state’s motor-fuel tax rates and why this is not the best approach to generate revenue for the state's roads.
March 15, 2019
By Baruch Feigenbaum
If project is built and put into operation, Texas Central could default on its loans, require a taxpayer bailout, or both.
March 15, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses a proposed gas tax hike in Michigan that would make the state's gas tax rate the highest in the country.
March 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new effort in Alabama to increase the state's gasoline tax and outlines how such an increase will not address Alabama's road fund woes.
January 18, 2019
By Bette Grande
Bette Grande testified before a North Dakota committee about penalizing people who damage a critical infrastructure facility.
November 15, 2018
California State Auditor Finds High-Speed Rail Project Mismanagement, Cost Overruns, and Delays
September 20, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Kentucky's gas tax, how it fails to generate needed revenue for transportation projects, and the need for a new source of road funding.
August 16, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Trump administration is looking to replace Obama-era fuel mileage requirements with less burdensome, more realistic fuel standards.
July 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Texas' proposed high-speed rail plan and how similar efforts have faced substantial delays and cost overruns.
April 26, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Illinois' transportation funding problems and the taxes and fees being proposed to fill the deficit.
April 5, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet concerns the EPA's decision to remove burdensome regulations that limit the freedom of manufacturers and consumers alike.
November 20, 2017
By Steve Goreham
After eight years of promotion, subsidies, mandates, and tax credits, it's clear that most Americans don’t want electric cars.
November 17, 2017
By Justin Gallagher and Paul J. Fisher
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found no reduction in total accidents or injuries at red-light camera intersections in Houston, Texas.
November 8, 2017
By Steve Goreham
Are U.S. Vehicle-Mileage Standards Obsolete?
October 12, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines California's high-speed rail program, the delays and cost overruns it faces, and why high-speed rail is not as efficient as supporters claim.
August 1, 2017
By Megan E. Hansen, Ethan Dursteler
A 2017 report by Strata on the economic, environmental, and safety impacts of transporting oil and gas in the U.S.
May 23, 2017
By Randal O’Toole
O'Toole provides ten reasons for the Trump administration to stop funding urban transit projects.
December 27, 2016
By Matthew Glans
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) recently introduced a proposal to hike the state’s gas tax rate as part of his 2018 budget plan. The tax would quadrouple from 8 cents per gallon to 24 cents per gallon on July 1, 2018.
September 15, 2016
By David Sobczak
This paper, written by National Center for Policy Analysis research associate David Sobczak, examines how taxicab regulations have benefitted taxicab owners and companies, and negatively affected consumers.