Watch the video above and read “In the News: The Case for Toll Roads” from Chapter 11 (pages 220-221) Week 3.pdf – the article is the same in both the 7th and 8th editions, just the art work is different.
2) Also review the information on motor fuel taxes and the balance in the Federal Trust Fund using the links above. You may wish to do search for your state’s highway trust fund balance and motor fuel taxes.
3) What are the advantages and disadvantages of toll roads for driver? Why might an individual prefer to pay a toll than to use a free road?
4) Are there other ways to pay for highways other than tolls or higher motor fuel taxes? (Oregon is researching an alternative user fee system, you may wish to search for that information.)
5) Are there environmental aspects to the use of toll roads versus free roads?
6) Post your views to the discussion board and refer to at least two different concepts from this week’s Chapters. Your illustration of concepts MUST include an explanation why you think they are relevant to the week’s topic using specific information from the articles, videos and other research that you have done.