A majority of Americans would pay more taxes for better roads

December 5, 2017

The results of the HNTB poll mirror similar feedback from a national Bloomberg survey earlier this year, which found that just over half (55%) of Americans would support an increase in the federal gas tax if it meant improvements to roads and bridges in their state.

The federal gas tax has held at 18.4 cents per gallon since 1993, largely because lawmakers have been reluctant to pass along tax increases to their voters. The gas tax feeds the Highway Trust Fund, which supports state surface transportation projects.

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