Endorsing Higher Fuel Taxes Critical

Raising fuel taxes remains the best option for generating critical revenues for the Highway Trust Fund by ensuring that funding levels keep up with inflation without threatening businesses that serve interstate travelers, Lisa Mullings President and CEO of NATSO said in a recent column written for CSP Magazine.

In her recent column “Why I Endorse Higher Fuel Taxes,” Mullings said if Congress had changed the gas tax to vary back in 1997 based on inflation and fuel economy, it would stand at 29 cents per gallon today. This means the average American would pay just $4.66 more every month in gas taxes. That money would be dedicated to improving commutes and lowering the cost of transporting goods. 

Mullings said funding alternatives such as expanding highway tolling or commercializing rest areas threaten businesses that operate near the interstate and make major contributions to the economy.

“If Congress fails to act, many businesses could pay a big price,” Mullings said.

Why I Endorse Higher Fuel Taxes.PDF

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Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman

Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman develops and executes communications strategies to advance NATSO’s public relations and advocacy goals. Tiffany also develops and oversees partnerships related to the NATSO Foundation’s public outreach initiatives. Tiffany lives in the D.C. metro area with her husband and their two sons.More
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