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IBTTA cites CEI on infrastructure spending.
In June, the Competitive Enterprise Institute pointed to the $140 billion Congress has spent to bail out the Highway Trust Fund since 2008, calling for federal dollars to be targeted to the corners of the transportation system that need them most. That would mean eliminating federal spending outside highway freight corridors, “or at the very least allow federal capital funding to be redirected toward operations and maintenance activities”. To serve other parts of the system, the Institute said legislators should eliminate the federal ban on state tolling of interstate highway capacity and pilot mileage-based usage fees as an alternative to gas taxes.