They aren't proposing a new tax, they are proposing building new roads and using congestion pricing to finance those new roads, instead of using taxes to build the roads.
It is a way to get more roads without increasing taxes.
Hahahahahahahaha. That's rich. Have you found many people who buy your wordsmithing?
1. The system is pretty much built to completion, and won't be expanded very much over the next 50 years.
2. Every segment of the IHS will be reaching the end of its useful life over the next 50 years (if it hasn't done so already), and the cost of rehabilitating/upgrading it -- while at the same time doing normal, routine maintenance, year after year -- will be enormous.
Like I said above -- it isn't about "taxes". It's about "income" for private interests who are going through the Lobby and the RNC to get their hands on public assets and charge rent for their use.
Google on "NASCO", "Indiana Turnpike", "Austin +toll roads +Rick Perry +Zachry". You will receive an education, after you've read what's out there for a couple of hours.
But if the roads are getting congested, that must mean there are more car-miles being driven, right?
And if there are more car-miles being driven, there is more fuel being purchased, and more road tax being paid. So there ought to be more money available for maintenance and construction of roads.
The real problem is that the road taxes are being misappropriated.
We don't really need more taxes or fees...we need less corruption and waste.
If we are to have toll roads, then let's get rid of fuel taxes.