ARTBA March 12 rolled out a comprehensive proposal to end the political impasse over how to fund future federal investments in state highway, bridge and transit capital projects.
“Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan marries a 15 cents-per-gallon increase in the federal gas and diesel motor fuels tax with a 100 percent offsetting federal tax rebate for middle and lower income Americans for six years. It would fund a $401 billion, six-year highway and mass transit capital investment program and provide sustainable, user-based funds to support it for at least the next 10 years.
Watch this 30-second video ad highlighting “Getting Beyond Gridlock.”
A June 2015 analysis looks at how a gas tax increase affects pump price
“Getting Beyond Gridlock” plan would match federal fuels tax increase with offsetting tax rebate for middle and lower income Americans
Radio and Television Ads
ARTBA and the Transportation Construction Coalition have aired radio and television ads to promote increasing the highway user fee. Former President Ronald Reagan was featured in a radio and TV ad.
Listen to Reagan Radio Ad