Lawmakers have discussed raising the tax to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund, which is running out of money.
Raising taxes to pay for road, bridge, and rail projects is the only way to solve a thorny transportation issue, some lawmakers say, and educating voters on why that’s necessary is a key part to finding a solution.
Federal lawmakers are considering raising the gas tax in order to fund road construction projects across the country. This could be the first increase since 1993.
AAA says a survey of adults shows a majority of people do favor a higher gas tax as long as it goes for highway improvement.
Governor Corbett has proposed a significant increase in wholesale gas taxes to raise new money for transportation. But, how much of that increase would show up at the pump is hard to say.