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Most Americans don’t want new tolls to pay for road and bridge improvements, poll says

Most Americans don’t want new tolls to pay for road and bridge improvements, poll says

The Washington Post
By Ashley Halsey III and Scott Clement
January 17
 
A plan to pump up to $1 trillion into infrastructure by luring private investors won’t win public support if it means new tolls on existing roads and bridges, according to a new poll.

In Washington Post-ABC News poll, 66 percent of those surveyed said they oppose a plan that would grant close to $140 billion in tax credits to investors who put their money into roads, bridges and transit in return for the right to impose tolls.

While the survey question made no mention of the incoming president, prior to the election Donald J. Trump proposed giving private investors an 82 percent tax credit to put money into projects, credits that theoretically would reduce their need to profit from the investment... FULL ARTICLE

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