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Toward a Long-Term Road Fix

Posted Monday, July 21, 2014

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Toward a Long-Term Road Fix The nation's aging infrastructure needs a lot of repair, but how are we going to pay for it? The federal highway trust fund is expected to run out of cash later this summer. That means not only rough roads, but lost jobs. The House passed a short-term fix, and the Senate's looking at one. But what about the long term? Raising the gas tax? State tolls on Interstate highways? Corporate tax reform?

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics, Transportation

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Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Director of Economics21.org at the Manhattan Institute
Arthur Huckelbridge, Professor of Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
James C. Walker, executive director, National Motorists Association Foundation
Jeff Loveng, president and chairman, America’s Infrastructure Alliance

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