29 Dec '11, 1pm

Apparently people want to pay higher tolls than more gas taxes

Apparently people want to pay higher tolls than more gas taxes

The Reason organization identifies itself as libertarian , but the group's latest Reason-Rupe poll of 1,200 Americans found more Democrats out there (45 percent) than Republicans (35) or "Pure Independents" (16). Whatever the political leanings of the participants and the methodology used, the interesting result for cleaner transportation advocates is how the people said they'd like to fund infrastructure improvements. In short, Reason found that people would rather pay tolls than more taxes. A full 77 percent said they oppose raising the gas tax and 58 percent said we should pay for new lanes or highways with tolls instead of higher taxes (which 28 percent said they favor). Fifty-nine percent said they would use a new toll lane or toll road if it saved them "a significant amount of time." These questions followed queries about what people think about their commutes and tr...

Full article: http://www.green.autoblog.com/2011/12/29/apparently-peopl...

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