Gas taxes don't cover road upkeep
Marketplace Radio Morning Report
Nossaman Partner and Infrastructure Practice Group Chair, Geoffrey S. Yarema, was quoted by the Marketplace Radio Morning Report in the story "Gas taxes don't cover road upkeep." The story refers to the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission's report recommending the federal government shift from the gas tax to a charge on mileage, commonly known as a vehicle miles traveled charge. Mr. Yarema is quoted as saying, "The gas tax was a reasonable proxy for use. It isn't any longer. So this is the next evolution of a user pays concept for transportation." Click on the following link to learn more about Nossaman's Infrastructure practice. Click on the following link to read and listen to the full story http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/02/26/road_upkeep/.