Wyoming Looking For Options To Help Ease Highway Deficit

Fuel Tax or Toll

Like many roads and highways across the country, Wyoming’s roads could use extensive repair or replacement.  The problem is that the money isn’t there.  The state is experiencing a major highway fund deficit.

The way the state sees it, there are two options: raise the fuel tax or create tolls.

Wyoming currently has the second lowest fuel tax rate, just below Alaska.

“The situation is well illustrated in PowerPoints provided by WyDOT, and literature produced by a pro-fuel tax coalition called ‘Save Wyoming’s Roads’: Montana’s gas tax is 27.75 cents per gallon; Colorado’s is 22 cents; South Dakota’s is 24 cents; Wyoming’s is 14 cents,” Geoffrey O’Gara reported.

Another solution is to toll Interstate 80, but no toll prices have been decided.

What do you think is the better option, fuel tax or toll?

To read more about these proposals, follow this link to WyoFile: http://wyofile.com/2013/01/gas-tax-or-toll/

 

 

Fuel Tax or Toll