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Support new infrastructure with fuel taxes, not tolls

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Last week at his State of the Union Address, President Trump spotlighted “the hottest economy in the world.” From record-low unemployment to job growth in the manufacturing sector to rising wages and growing energy independence, the U.S. is in a boom not seen in years. All of which brings us to the big question: Can President Trump and a divided Congress keep the momentum going?

At the same time we are seeing great economic gains, our infrastructure remains in miserable disrepair due to years of neglect and a lack of resolve from our leaders in Washington. The undeniable fact is that our nation’s infrastructure has reached a breaking point. The latest report released by the American Transportation Research Institute highlights the worst traffic bottlenecks across the country. From Atlanta’s I-285 at I-85, to Chicago’s I-290 at I-90, to Cincinnati’s I-71 at I-75, Americans from coast to coast are suffering from a rapidly deteriorating road system.

The resulting traffic congestion is........

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