HIGHWAY BILL - MARC SCRIBNER
CEI.org: Coalition Letter to Surface Transportation Bill Conferees
CEI signed a coalition letter to House and Senate members of the conference committee of the surface transportation reauthorization bill in which we expressed our concern over provisions that limit states' ability to toll their highways.
In the current era of severely constrained investment resources for surface transportation at all levels of government, states and metropolitan regions should be afforded greater flexibility to fund and finance their transportation facilities and networks. Congress does not seem inclined to raise funding for surface transportation through increasing federal motor fuels taxes or by replacing those taxes with other dedicated funding. In the absence of new funding sources, at a minimum, Congress should provide states and metropolitan regions with the tools to develop and expand their potential sources of revenue and investment capital. To that end, federal barriers to state innovation and flexibility should be substantially reduced, and no new ones should be erected.>Read the coalition letter on CEI.org
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