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Shuster Rolls Out Infrastructure Proposal, With Big Gas-Tax Hike

Shuster Rolls Out Infrastructure Proposal, With Big Gas-Tax Hike

Engineering News-Record
July 24, 2018

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster has unveiled a sweeping infrastructure funding proposal covering a variety of transportation and non-transportation categories and including a sizable boost in federal motor-fuels taxes to shore up the long-struggling Highway Trust Fund.

In releasing the 108-page, five-year proposal on July 23, the Pennsylvania Republican characterized it as a “discussion draft” that “does not represent a complete and final infrastructure bill” though it is in the form of legislative language. [View proposal text here, and section-by-section summary here.]

Instead, he said, the plan “is meant to reignite discussions” about infrastructure on Capitol Hill... FULL ARTICLE

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