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Op-Ed: Support new infrastructure with fuel taxes, not tolls

Op-Ed: Support new infrastructure with fuel taxes, not tolls

Op-Ed: Support new infrastructure with fuel taxes, not tolls

Our growing economy can only be as strong as the roads and bridges that connect us, and now is the time for a bold vision to build a next-generation infrastructure. While numerous funding solutions have been proposed, America’s truckers have proposed the Build America Fund: a five-cent-per-gallon user fee added on to all transportation fuels each year for four years, including diesel, gasoline, and natural gas.

Conclusion

The ATA plan, called the Build America Fund, would increase the federal gas tax by a nickel over the next four years – generations $340 billion in new revenue for roads and bridges. That small investment would help offset the costs incurred by motorists from sitting in traffic and repairing vehicle damage.