Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Toll in and out of the state part of the answer!!!

As I've said before, Wisconsin should have a state “entry/exit” toll on our interstate highways. It’s that simple. The toll would be a small one, but significant enough to help bailout the transportation shortfall.
The Marquette poll also showed public support for introducing toll roads in Wisconsin … The poll asked whether the public would be willing or unwilling to fund roads by raising the gas tax, borrowing more, using funds earmarked for other services or tolling. Between 57 percent and 65 percent of respondents said they were unwilling to do the first three, but 55.5 percent of respondents said they would be willing to pay for roads with tolls.
The biggest road block is congress, who has been putting off a decision to allow a minimal toll to help maintain the nations roads. Infrastructure jobs? That’s big government socialism I guess.

Tax Pledge Straitjacket: Almost every Republican at the Capitol took the Grover Norquist “no tax” pledge, so reforming transportation funding is completely out of the question.

In fact, I’m finding it incredibly entertaining watching former republican legislator and now Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb beg for mercy from his fellow lawmakers to make an exception. Pretty please? I'm loving it.

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