AASHTO Proposes a National Motor Fuels Sales Tax to Replace the Gas Tax
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AASHTO recently sponsored a Congressional Forum on funding and financing surface transportation in the coming decade.  Academic co-sponsors were America 2050 at the Regional Plan Association; Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania; Georgia Institute of Technology; Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota; Keston Institute of Infrastructure and Public; Finance at the University of Southern California.

Over 25 staff members of Senate and House committees participated.  John Horsley, Executive Director of AASHTO, made one of the presentations.  He explained in stark terms the short term funding crisis the Highway Trust Fund currently faces and offered a new solution – to replace the current excise tax on gas and diesel with a national sales tax on motor fuels.

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