It's no secret that America's roads are in trouble. With gasoline prices so low, many lawmakers are saying this is the best time to raise state and federal gas taxes. Those taxes have been the main funding source for road infrastructure for decades.
Raising taxes is never a politically popular move, but Wyoming and Iowa have raised their gas tax in recent years. Other states are seriously considering it. But, it may not be the right solution.
"As a form of revenue that goes long term into the future, the gas tax is a dying tax," said Amy Ford, Communications Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation.