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Congress Considering Lifting Ban On Interstate Highway Tolls

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(WLNS) - When the U.S. Interstate system was opened in 1956 Congress decided there would be no tolls.
That might be changing.
According to
gasbuddy.com's blog the Obama administration has sent to Congress a plan to remove the ban on tolls on existing Interstate highways.
That would clear the way for states to raise revenue on roads that drivers currently use at no cost.
Supporters of the plan say tolling is an effective way to fund and finance roads and bridges.
Opponents, including companies like UPS, FedEx and McDonald's, claim tolls are inefficient and would force drivers to seek alternate routes to avoid interstate highways.
A Congressional Budget Office study found that the Highway Trust Fund, which helps pays for Interstate repairs and is financed by a gasoline tax, will run out of money in August.

Read more at: US Government Considers Lifting Ban On Interstate Tolls



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