Fuel Tax Hike Is Only “Meaningful” Solution

A federal fuel tax increase is the “only meaningful mechanism” to pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure improvements, according to the nonprofit research organization of the American Trucking Associations.

On Thursday (Nov. 9), the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the report, A Framework for Infrastructure Funding, about paying for the improvements.

Other possible ways to pay for the improvements “will fall far short of the needed revenue stream without placing undue hardship on system users,” according to ATRI. Some of those included mileage-based user fees and increasing tolls.   MORE

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