Alternate methods needed to close gap between interstate needs, resources

07/6/2006 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Years ago, Congress decided interstates should be toll-free and that taxes levied on motor vehicle fuels would pay for construction costs, but those taxes are no longer enough to pay for the interstates' construction needs. Approaches like granting private firms the right to build and operate new toll roads in important transportation corridors are being used to bridge the gap between transportation needs and available resources.

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