LaHood suggests 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

Better Roads Magazine, 21 October 2013

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has suggested raising the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon.

LaHood said this week that Congress should increase the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, to 28.4 cents per gallon, The Hill reports.

DC radio station WAMU 88.5 notes that LaHood said at an Arlington, Virginia, forum on next generation transportation systems that the highway trust fund, though “a good source of funding,” isn’t enough to cover transportation infrastructure needs.

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