This year39s battle in Congress over highway funding is shaping up to pit a hike in the fuel tax vs instituting a vehiclemiles tax

This year's battle in Congress over highway funding is shaping up to pit a hike in the fuel tax vs. instituting a vehicle-miles tax

Transpo chair Shuster contends there’s no political will for hiking the fuel tax this year

Key lawmaker instead favors vehicle-miles tax plus other measures to fund a longer-term highway bill

With less than eight months left on the clock until the next highway and transit appropriations bill must be approved or at least extended, a key Capitol Hill lawmaker has publicly declared that hiking the fuel tax should be off the table.

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