Do gas taxes, tolls, and auto registration fees ensure that America’s highways “pay for themselves?” Not at all. A new report by U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, shows the cumulative net subsidy that U.S. taxpayers have paid for the interstate highway system since its inception—a sum that is fast-approaching $700 billion. (via The Ever-Rising Cost of America’s Highways)
But hey… [hilarious Amtrak joke].

Do gas taxes, tolls, and auto registration fees ensure that America’s highways “pay for themselves?” Not at all. A new report by U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups, shows the cumulative net subsidy that U.S. taxpayers have paid for the interstate highway system since its inception—a sum that is fast-approaching $700 billion. (via The Ever-Rising Cost of America’s Highways)

But hey… [hilarious Amtrak joke].