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With Congress unable to decide how to pay for transportation aid, highway projects may suffer

...launched in 1956, has been funded primarily through federal gas and diesel taxes under the principle that users of the...and its infrastructure ages.The 18.4 cents a gallon federal gas tax was last increased in 1993 as part of a deal between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-15/congress-unable-decide-how
AAA says motorists tolls used for roads they don't use

...construction of the interstate highway system began in the 1950s, but Congress hasn't raised the 18.4-cents-a-gallon federal gas tax in nearly two decades.Raising fuel taxes is politically unpalatable, so states are increasingly turning to tolls...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-04-18/aaa-says-motorists-tolls-u
Georgia primary profiles

...nuclear) reactors and to build new (oil) refineries. BARRY FLEMING I'd do three things. First, I'd eliminate the federal gas tax over the summer months when travel is heaviest. The second thing I would do is drill here and drill now. We have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/12/met_465446.shtml
Metro
Give us relief, not gimmicks

Both Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain support a federal gas tax holiday this summer. But it's Clinton's support that's most interesting. It's a brilliant political ploy, certainly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/06/edi_197822.shtml
Editorials
Audi S5 Coupe is a tempting two door

...than many SUVs? Who cares that the starting manufacturer's suggested retail price, including destination charge and federal gas guzzler tax, is $52,575 for a manual-transmission model? This isn't your everyday, practical ride. A low-volume...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/25/liv_184799.shtml
Life & style
Highway bill unfair

...send more of the federal fuel taxes they collect to Washington than they get back. For every dollar Georgians pay in federal gas taxes, they get back 86 cents. Now if Georgia's roads were in tip-top shape and our other transportation needs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/01/edi_414082.shtml
Editorials
Lawmakers complain highway bill slights Georgia

...state like Georgia. On the one hand, for every dollar Georgia taxpayers contribute to a highway trust fund through a federal gas tax, only around 86 cents comes back to the state. Georgia's cut will probably drop even more under the next highway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/19/met_412693.shtml
Metro
High natural gas prices caused by big demand, short supply

...when the wholesale price of natural gas fell well below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet. That's when Bayless bought some federal gas leases in the San Juan Basin of northern New Mexico, in western Colorado and in Utah. He didn't have any money to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/26/bus_309759.shtml
Business
Quick tips

...for a particular kind of car. Choose a fuel-efficient model in a size category that is appropriate for you. The Federal Gas Mileage Guide, available free of charge at auto dealerships, compares the gas mileage of similar models. Sources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/22/bus_301455.shtml
Business
Local and area briefs

...the Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act, which generates $25 billion a year through the 18.3-cent federal gas tax. If approved, the city must provide $224,150 -- or 20 percent -- in local matching funds, said Glenn Coyne...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/13/met_222391.shtml
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