Archives: highways

Paying for our Highways: Tolls vs. Gas Tax

Currently the nation’s interstates are toll-free, except to pay for new lane construction. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money, many are turning to tolls as a way to fund highway and transit projects. Others think raising the gas tax is a better option. This hour we’ll talk about several proposals to keep our roads running smoothly

Paying for our Highways: Tolls vs. Gas Tax

Currently the nation’s interstates are toll-free, except to pay for new lane construction. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money, many are turning to tolls as a way to fund highway and transit projects. Others think raising the gas tax is a better option. This hour we’ll talk about several proposals to keep our roads running smoothly

Get Your Kicks: The Route 33 Bypass

For the first time ever, cars and trucks in northwest Athens county can circumvent the small town of Nelsonville, OH . The Route 33 bypass has relieved congestion, but worries some business owners who fear the loss of traffic means loss of customers. This hour we’ll take a look at the past and present effects of fast lanes on commerce.