Sens. Corker and Murphy pave the way for shoring up U.S. transportation funding

“The federal government’s Highway Trust Fund has traditionally relied on the gas tax to finance the building and maintenance of the country’s transportation infrastructure, but lawmakers haven’t raised the tax since 1993. The result has been regular funding crises as the trust fund runs low, state officials fret that they will have to postpone or cancel projects, contractors become wary of doing business with the government and Congress scrambles to scrape up funding. Round after round of gimmickry has shored up the transportation budget with general funds. Instead, those who use the infrastructure should be on the hook. The gas tax remains a relatively good way of accomplishing that.” See More . . .

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sens-corker-and-murphy-pave-the-way-for-shoring-up-us-transportation-funding/2014/06/20/f21e3398-f7f5-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html
By: The Washington Post – EDITORIAL BOARD

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