Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, wrote the following op-ed at foxnews.com:
It is encouraging that President Trump’s meeting with Democratic congressional leaders at the White House last week ended in agreement on a “big and bold” vision to revitalize American infrastructure, with a target investment of $2 trillion. America’s truckers know full well that the dire condition of our nation’s roads and bridges has surpassed crisis levels. Without action from Washington, the costs to the motoring public and economy will rise exponentially as conditions only grow worse.
The meeting participants agreed to soon meet again to discuss funding sources for that $2 trillion price tag, which would cover a wide array of infrastructure needs, including broadband and mass transit systems. But when it comes to surface transportation – the roads and bridges that Americans use every day in the course of their lives – there is one funding mechanism, available today and ready in place, which completely pays for itself and won’t add a dime to the federal deficit.
Read the whole thing here.