Gas Tax, Tolls Pushed as Funding Solution in Louisiana

The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette) reports, “Higher gasoline taxes and tolls on interstates are two ways the state can generate more money to build and maintain roadways, Acadiana area leaders told the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment at a meeting Wednesday [September 28] in Lafayette.” The report quotes two trucking executives who support tolling, including Doug Place, CAO of Dupre Logistics, who said, “His company ‘gladly’ pays tolls on roads in Texas to arrive faster.”