Sending Office: Honorable Earl Blumenauer
Sent By:
Jon.Bosworth@mail.house.gov

What: Staff briefing on the road user charge and the future of transportation funding

When: TODAY at 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Rayburn 2167

Dear Colleague:

Disruptions in our transportation system are happening more quickly than Congress can consider policy solutions to adapt. We would like to invite you to a briefing highlighting the future of transportation funding and the innovative work happening across
the country to develop a more stable, equitable source of transportation funding and to better prepare us for these changes.

While the federal gas tax is the primary source of federal transportation and infrastructure funding, it has lost 40 percent of its purchasing power since last raised in 1993 due to improved vehicle fuel efficiency and inflation. This has led to over $140
billion in general fund transfers to make up for the shortfall. With further declining gas tax receipts and new mobility patterns, it is past time that we explore transportation funding based on the number of miles driven, rather than the number of gallons
consumed.

We will be joined by Barbara Rohde, Executive Director of the Mileage-Based User Fee Alliance; Matt Chiller, Director of Government Relations at Jacobs Engineering; and Lou Neudorff, representing the I-95 Corridor Coalition. The briefing will take place
today, May 15 at 1:00 p.m. in Rayburn 2167.

Please RSVP to Jon Bosworth (Jon.Bosworth@mail.house.gov) at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

 

Earl Blumenauer Sam Graves
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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