Road Builders Mad That Candidates Don’t Support Toll Roads

From the Daily Reporter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of the group representing Wisconsin’s road builders says he’s disappointed the three major candidates for governor all say they oppose toll roads.

Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association executive director Pat Goss said Thursday that despite those positions, the group will continue to lobby for toll roads with the next governor.

Goss said he wasn’t surprised that Republicans Scott Walker and Mark Neumann and Democrat Tom Barrett all say they oppose toll roads. Goss said none of them have said anything different to him in private meetings.

Goss said it’s premature to eliminate any option to assist with transportation funding in Wisconsin.

Transportation needs are primarily paid for with the gas tax, vehicle registration fees and federal money.