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  • Are Tolls the Right Way to Pay for Infrastructure?

    In President Trump’s six-page fact sheet relating to infrastructure improvements, there is language suggesting that Washington should get rid of the federal prohibition on interstate tolls while at the same time opening up state-funded rest stops to more privatization. The president’s plan relies on increased revenues from both components to fund a major portion of his proposed infrastructure spending. The question is, will it work?

    The idea of privatizing rest stops is likely a non-issue here because private ownership almost always results in a better selection of rest stops and better maintenance and upkeep that is so lacking under the …