The Problem


  • Highway Trust Fund is funded by an 18 cents per gallon gas tax.
  • The gas tax in America has not been raised for 20 years.
  • The tax no longer brings in enough money for the current pace of construction.
  • People are driving less and people are driving more fuel-efficient cars.


Traffic on Bay Area Bridges Increase Over Past Five Years” and getting worse

A look at the number of vehicles crossing each of four Bay Area bridges during the morning commute in 2010, 2014 and 2015.