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Road users should invest in transportation’s future

The nation’s roadways and transportation infrastructure are in desperate need of repair. This is not a political soundbite, but an economic reality. In fact, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association found that 95 percent of Republicans and 88 percent of Democrats who voted to increase their states’ gasoline tax won re-election in 2018. However, Congressional unwillingness to fund the Highway Trust Fund beyond the 18.4 cents per gallon rate set in 1993 has put significant pressure on individual states to properly fund and plan for future road improvements.