Obama's $302B transportation bill includes interstate-highway tolling

A $302 billion, four-year transportation bill backed by the Obama administration would repeal federal law that prohibits tolling on most of the interstate system. The measure would allow states to collect tolls on interstate highways to fund transit repairs, and use monies from corporate tax reform to fund the bill. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the bill would create jobs, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said he was "pleased the administration proposed significant new funding to keep the country moving forward, and to also allocate resources to where our transportation system sorely needs them -- such as moving freight and improving rail service."

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