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  • Depending on various factors such as terrain, a new six-lane highway costs $7 million per mile in rural areas and $11 million or more in urban areas.
  • The purchasing power of the federal gas tax is diminishing due to vehicle fuel efficiency. It is estimated that by 2024, it will suffer a 52% purchasing power loss compared to 1993.
  • A 10-cent increase in the federal gas tax translates to $1.15 more for the average driver per week an action that would fix the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall.