The Gas Tax is Running Out of Gas!

What alternative is sustainable?

by Sam Yaghmaie, PE, LEED AP

Engineering Services Program + Construction Management Transportation

Federal motor vehicle fuel taxes have been the primary means of paying for highway maintenance and construction since 1956. The failure to increase the federal gas tax since 1993 has reduced its purchasing power by 33% and drastically undercut its ability to keep pace with rising infrastructure costs and inflation.

In the July 2016 issue of APWA Reporter Magazine, Harris & Associates transportation expert, Sam Yaghmaie, PE, LEED AP, addresses this issue and discusses alternative funding options.

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July 2016 APWA Reporter Magazine