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Highway Trust Fund Is Out Of Gas — Time For Mileage Fees

By Joshua Andrews, Charles Stitt and Theodore Bristol · June 12, 2018, 4:15 PM EDT

What happens to a "user pays" approach to financing transportation infrastructure when the public wants to use high-quality roads and bridges but doesn’t want to pay?

That is the riddle Congress has been trying to solve for the last 20 years.

The national gasoline tax, which is the primary funding source for the Highway Trust Fund that pays for our county’s roads and bridges, was last increased in 1993 to 18.4 cents/gallon. At that time, Bill Clinton was president of the United States and the price...

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