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Ex-transportation secretary recommends rise in gas tax
Lahood says 10 cent raise needed to fix crumbling roads, bridges
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Georgia lawmakers Tuesday he believes the U.S. needs to raise the gas tax by at least 10 cents to fix America’s crumbling roads and bridges. “I know this is a hard one,” he told the Joint Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Funding meeting in Atlanta in an effort to address transportation funding. But Congress needs to be courageous and make the move, even if it means easing in the tax at the gas pump over three years.