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Poll finds 77% of Americans oppose fuel tax; 59% favor tolls if time-saving

Thirty-nine percent supported variably-priced tolls and only 19 percent of those polled favored raising the fuel tax.

The Trucker News Services

12/29/2011

A recent Reason-Rupe poll found that 77 percent of Americans oppose increasing the federal gas tax while 59 percent of Americans say they would pay to use a toll road if it saved them “significant” time.

Thirty-nine percent supported variably-priced tolls and only 19 percent of those polled favored raising the fuel tax.

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A majority, 57 percent, supported converting HOV lanes into HOT lanes and 33 percent said transit should get a share of the funding that exceeds its ridership share with 33 percent saying it should get financing equal to its ridership share.

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