Former Massachusetts governor and presidential canidate Michael Dukakis said to invest in the future spending on infrastructure is key — even if requires increasing the fuel tax during the economic recovery.
Besides, there was a recession on in 1993 when President Bill Clinton last raised the fuel tax, he said. The federal fuel tax is 18.4 cents per gallon.
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Dukakis, 79, told the Transportation Research Board on July 7 that passenger rail and high speed rail funding need to be included when the U.S. Congress and the White House considers new surface transportation spending.
He described how a major rail transit and passenger rail revitalization project helped change the face of a shabby downtown Boston.
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