I saw an article talking about needed road work in Georgia, and a planned project they are trying to complete.. the problem is these types of projects are funded by gas.
For every gallon of gas purchased in Georgia, more than 35 cents in state and federal taxes are collected.
That revenue source, however, is declining due to two factors: reduced travel and increased vehicle efficiency.
The increase in people using alternative modes of transportation – from busses and carpools to bicycles and telecommuting – has led to deceased mile traveled – and thus less gas tax collected, Long explained.
In addition, newer vehicles with higher miles-per-gallon are also cutting into the funds available for road projects.
So looking at the government pushing for higher MPG vehicles, might just return many roads to gravel?