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Are Toll Roads in Wisconsin's Future

(7/15/14)  A new survey finds drivers in Wisconsin are warming up to the idea of  toll roads that would help pay for highway projects.

The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee released the survey that shows one in three residents believe toll roads are the best way to raise the funds to pay for road work. That's a major jump in the number of supporters for toll roads. Over 20 percent of people surveyed say the state's best option is to increase taxes and user fees to help funding. Just eight percent say the state should borrow money to pay for Department of Transportation projects. The transportation fund has been shrinking, and forecasts call for more than a 600 million dollar deficit in a few short years. License plate fees and fuel taxes are not keeping up with the cost of maintaining Wisconsin's highways.

 

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