Facing dwindling coffers, the federal Highway Trust Fund should be bolstered with a higher tax-per-gallon on gasoline, increased use of tolls for new highways, or a tax-per-mile system where drivers pay a fee for traveling certain federal roads, a report commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says. The report, looking at a future boom in sales of hybrid vehicles, also advocates a $100-per-vehicle tax on individuals purchasing hybrids, which would be paid back to the owner via an ...

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