Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Is the gas tax over?

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"How do we fund our transportation infrastructure?" is a pervasive question. Time goes on and we build more infrastructure and need more funding to care for existing infrastructure, but few have been able to offer a long-term solution to solve this question. In a survey of transportation experts in the private and public sectors, most believe the government should be involved. When asked what the government's role should be and how the government should pay for infrastructure, many answered changes are needed. Most believe the gas tax is not sustainable nor is it the proper way to pay for roads. Other ideas brought forward include a mileage fee, tolling, and national infrastructure bank. A lack of funding has stymied projects by causing uncertainty -- transportation projects take years of planning, designing, financing, and construction.

Read more about the discussion at Politico.

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