How about smarter spending on the roads? Here in NJ it's pretty damn common in my area to have roads paved RIGHT before winter. Low and behold a thousand potholes come spring time from fresh pavement and the ever so expensive yet lack luster pot hole fix. If government was actually ethical and not trying to give their big money friends business at our expense maybe roads could be affordable.
BTW what's the government stance on the gas tax for when you're on a toll road? Technically you are paying for wear of a road you're not even driving on through the gas tax. I wonder what's the ratios of miles driven on toll roads and public roads and if the gas tax in some ways pays towards the cost of toll?