By Keith Laing, October 17, 2013
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said this week that Congress
should raise the 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal gas tax by 10 cents per
gallon and index it to inflation to pay for transportation projects.
gas tax was last increased to its current rate in 1993, but LaHood said
during a transportation forum that it is time to considering hiking it
“The highway trust fund has been a good source of
funding. It can't be the only source of funding. I believe Congress
ought to raise the gas tax 10 cents a gallon and index it. If the gas
tax had been indexed in 1993, we wouldn't be having this debate," LaHood
said, according to Washington, DC radio station WAMU 88.5 A.M.