Originally Posted by Knoell
Or the idea that somehow the roads were repaired with less money 15 years ago, but we simply don't have enough money today without raising taxes? They are right, it doesn't compute.
There could be technologies that control the lights that also add to the cost. And the cost of materials also go up (tied to gas, as mentioned above), more trucks from shipping internet orders damage roads faster... There really are legitimate reasons.
So yes, it really does cost more to repair roads now than 15 years ago. Unless you want gravel and stop signs everywhere, and a ban on non-local goods.
Edit: By some estimations, 18 wheelers do 99% of the road damage. We can pay less taxes, and pay more for everything we buy (including food). Would that somehow make you happy?