NATSO Joins Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates

NATSO has joined the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (AFTI), a new coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations advocating for solutions to the country’s growing transportation needs without tolling existing interstates.  

AFTI’s mission is to educate the public and lawmakers about the negative impact that tolling existing interstates has on American communities and businesses and why it will not solve the country’s transportation needs.

NATSO, along with many other transportation stakeholders, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA), supports the current system of collecting fuel taxes to generate infrastructure revenues and strongly opposes the implementation of tolls on existing interstates.

Opposition centers on economic concerns for residents and businesses as well as concerns about the diversion of traffic to less-safe roads, the double taxation of motorists and the increased costs for shipped goods.

NATSO also thinks that the Federal Highway Administration pilot program established in 1998 under SAFETEA-LU that allows tolling in up to three states should be repealed.

Tolling opponents can join AFTI at  http://www.tollfreeinterstates.com/ and follow the alliance on Facebook and Twitter.

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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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