The High Cost of Free Roads
Snyder talks with the State Smart Transportation Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who argue that non-users and taxpayers in general are on the hook for a significant portion of the costs of building and maintaining roads.
Snyder quotes a report from 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin:
"Between 2004 and 2008, roads in the state cost an average of $4.24 billion annually. Of this, $1.74 billion came from revenue sources unrelated to road use-primarily property and sales taxes-while another $600 million was borrowed
The fact is, roads constitute one of the biggest tax burdens we face."
Thanks to Tanya Snyder