January 24, 2013

Ditch the Gas Tax & Build Better Roads

Rohit Aggarwala, Bloomberg


Any transportation official knows how to deal with a broken-down car blocking rush-hour traffic: Move it to the side of the road and let everyone else get where they’re going. This comes to mind as Congress starts work on yet another transportation bill -- only a few months after passing the last one, which was just another in a long series of temporary extensions. . .

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