Support rallying for increase in fuel taxes to fund roads
“Delaying infrastructure investments will cost us more in the long run, not less,” he said. “The facts have been studied, reported and discussed to death. The highway trust fund is at a crossroads. Failure to act will mean the transportation system will decay further. To be blunt, we can’t bury our heads in the sand.”
Pete Ruane, president of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, said a lack of investment in U.S. highways puts the trucking industry at risk, citing the $11 trillion in goods moved by truck each year. “We believe the public would be impressed and would widely support this federal program if they new the full story,” he said.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, chair of the committee hopes to produce a bill by April, but the Senate Finance Committee must render final committee decision on the bill, since it allocates funding.