Statement from AAA President and CEO Bob Darbelnet on the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s CoChairs’ Draft Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. , November 11, 2010

Nancy White“AAA supports the transportation investment approach outlined in the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform’s CoChairs’ Draft Proposal.

In a recent letter to commissioners, AAA stressed the importance of putting the federal Highway Trust Fund back on firm footing through user-based funding as a critical step towards fiscal responsibility. The trend of growing General Fund support for the Highway Trust Fund is not sustainable and only adds to the nation’s deficit woes.

AAA has stated its support for an increase in the gas tax, provided it’s tied to a significantly restructured federal transportation program that is performance-based and ensures greater accountability and transparency. AAA urges all commissioners to support returning the surface transportation program to a pay-as-you-go, user-fee funded system.”

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