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ATFI Statement on Passage of DRIVE Act

JULY 30, 2015--The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) is pleased that the Senate passed the DRIVE Act this afternoon, an important step toward passage of a multi-year highway funding bill. While we are grateful that the legislation did not expand the number of slots in the Interstate System Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Pilot Program (ISRRPP), ATFI is disappointed with some of the DRIVE Act’s provisions related to the ISRRPP.

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ATFI RESPONSE TO HNTB AMERICA THINKS 2014 TOLLING POLL

It is not surprising that the results of a poll commissioned by a road building outfit that bills itself as a top “consultant to toll authorities” would produce pro-tolling results. Interestingly, another recent Rasmussen Reports poll contradicts those findings. That survey concluded two-thirds of Americans oppose a White House plan to toll existing interstates. Serious discussions about the complex and technical issues involved with transportation funding are more helpful in honestly informing Americans than simple polls.

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ATFI RESPONSE TO REASON-RUPE POLL

It’s not surprising that a significant share of 1,000 random Americans say they oppose a tax increase – of any kind. That same poll showed three-fourths of respondents oppose a per-mile fee system to pay for roads. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll found two-thirds of Americans oppose a White House plan to toll existing interstates. Transportation funding is a complex issue and simple poll questions do little to advance the discussion on how to raise new road revenue.

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ATFI response to Missouri vote on transportation funding plan with provision banning tolls

– Show Me State voters reject tax hike to raise new road revenue –

Richmond, VA – The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates applauds Missouri lawmakers for their hard work on crafting a public referendum to raise millions for road maintenance without resorting to economically harmful tolls that would create more problems than they solve.

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National Group Criticizes Report by Pro-Toll Reason Foundation

-Flawed report fails to offer real solutions to solve America’s transportation funding challenges-

Richmond, VA – The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) today released the following statement critical of a report published by the Reason Foundation which advocates for funding the nation’s transportation infrastructure using their self-described “Value-Added Tolling” mechanism:

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