Commission Urges Gas Tax Hike

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The Nation­al Com­mis­sion on Sur­face Trans­porta­tion Financ­ing, a 15-mem­ber pan­el cre­at­ed by Con­gress, plans to issue a report in late Jan­u­ary to urge Con­gress to raise fuel tax­es. Motorists are dri­ving few­er miles, buy­ing less fuel, and dri­ving more fuel-effi­cient vehi­cles, so the gap between tax rev­enue raised and mon­ey need­ed to man­age the nation’s high­ways is widen­ing.