Beyond the gallon: Alabama should modernize gas tax to meet transportation needs: reader opinion

Want to understand why Alabama has a broken transportation system? Here's an easy experiment: Go to the grocery store and buy a gallon of milk. Take it home and set it on the table. Now, just look at it. Keep watching. No matter how long you stare, the container won't get any bigger. The contents may spoil, but the size of that gallon jug will always remain the same.

This simple science project gets to the root of the crisis in Alabama's transportation funding. The buying power of a dollar goes down over time because of inflation, but the gallon is the same size it was in our grandparents' day...

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