Alabama: Road study touted by Montgomery officials highlights emerging special-interest support for gas tax

With the Alabama Legislature convening soon, infrastructure has emerged as a major topic.

Special-interest groups and politicians have recently championed that cause, with some advocating for a gas tax increase to fund the road and bridge projects that will result.

On Monday, Montgomery city and county leaders joined the chamber of commerce, an infrastructure nonprofit, and a construction advocacy group to push for the possible tax bump, citing a recent report showing the cost accrued from poor or mediocre road conditions.