REUTERS/Eric Thayer - Traffic moves slowly on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, California July 14, 2011.

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The Problem with the Gas Tax in Three Charts

June 18, 2015, Robert Puentes

A recent U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing focused on the long-term sustainability of the nation’s transportation program. Most of the attention went to the federal gasoline tax, its role in supporting the overall program, and the fact that it hasn't been raised—even to keep pace with inflation—in two decades.

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