Freight industry joins debate on infrastructure funding

04/11/2008 | Logistics Management (free registration)

From shipping lines to freight haulers, some of the industries most affected by the nation's crumbling infrastructure appear to recognize the need for major fixes -- even if those industries end up paying. Jack Schenendorf, part of a blue-ribbon council on highway funding, told members of the National Industrial Transportation League on April 8 that "The solution needs to be comparable with what happened in the 1950s with the advent of the Interstate Highway System." As co-chair of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission, Schenendorf wants to see a sharp increase in the federal gas tax, a policy opposed by Transportation Secretary Mary Peters.

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