What is it going to take to fix the problem? Some say the solution lies in a gas tax.
Currently, drivers are paying 19 cents a gallon in a state gas tax. That money is supposed to fund roads and bridges in Illinois. That number, 19 cents, was established in 1990 and hasn’t budged a penny since.
Fuel efficiency, inflation and lack of legislation action on the issue has some convinced the state’s gas tax is running out of steam.