Public Wants More Spending on Roads

A recent survey released by the Association of Manufacturers (AEM) found that more than three-quarters of Americans favor rebuilding or modernizing the nation’s transportation infrastructure. As the same time, about 60% were unaware that the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gas tax does not provide the money the Highway Trust Fund needs to stay solvent. The same issue is at play in state houses across the county, where many different plans are under consideration, ranging from gas tax increases to vehicle miles taxes to substituting sales taxes for gas taxes. Getting the public to understand the shortfalls in funding for the infrastructure projects they want and need remains a sticking point for the road construction industry. The National Asphalt Pavement Association Government Affairs Web page, www.AsphaltPavement.org/GovAffairs, has a section on MAP-21 reauthorization with information about the state of the Highway Trust Fund and transportation funding in general.

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