April 7, 2015

MAKE ALL ROADS TOLL ROADS:

Get Ready to Pay More Tolls If Infrastructure Isn't Funded (ROB GARVER, 4/07/15, The Fiscal Times)

Despite calls for increased spending on federal infrastructure from economists, civil engineers, municipal planners and others, Congress has for years delayed taking serious steps to address to keep infrastructure funding at levels that meet the country's future needs. One of the side-effects of that, according to the Brookings Institution, is a notable increase in the number of toll roads in the U.S. 

According to an analysis by Joseph Kane and Patrick Sabol, both senior policy research assistants at Brookings, and Robert Puentes, a senior fellow in its Metropolitan Policy Program, the construction of new toll roads has proceeded at twice the pace of the construction of non- toll roads in recent years, extending a trend that goes back more than a decade.

Tolls are infrastructure funding; it's just paid for by the users.

Posted by at April 7, 2015 12:53 PM
  

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