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At the same time that transit agencies around the country are cutting services due to lack of funding, gas prices are hitting record highs and people are clamoring for alternatives. We have reached the pinnacle of the peak oil conundrum: it’s too expensive to drive yet most Americans have no choice. And it’s just going to get worse.

The solution may be counterintuitive: an increase in national and state gas taxes. A larger tax on gasoline would raise the much needed revenue to maintain and upgrade our nation’s transportation infrastructure, wean the population off our addiction to sending money for oil to dictators overseas, and create jobs on U.S. soil building and operating a lower-carbon mobility system that will enable our country to prosper in the 21st Century.

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