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Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

National Commission Calls For Gas Tax Increase

Yesterday a bi-partisan national commission called for increasing the federal gasoline tax by 15 cents a gallon (from the current 18.3 cents). The plan was immediatly met with controversy. Currently, about 84% of federal gas tax revenue is used for road projects and 16% for public transit.

On a related note, at the Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, Active Transportation Alliance stated its support for making state gasoline tax revenue available for non-road uses (like the current federal tax).

Should the federal gas tax be raised? Should the state gas tax revenue be used for transit and road projects? What do you think?