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Motorist Jerry Reed watches the pump display while filling up his tank at a gas station, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)
Motorist Jerry Reed watches the pump display while filling up his tank at a gas station, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)
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Gas tax increases took effect on July 1 - the start of the new fiscal year - in six states: Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Rhode Island, Nebraska and Vermont.

A lack of transportation funding has forced states to turn inward to find means to pay for infrastructure improvements and maintenance.

Jay Roberts, the planning director of the Georgia Department of Transportation, discusses his state's gas tax hike with Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson.

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  • Jay Roberts, director of planning for the Georgia Department of Transportation. As a state representative, a position he left earlier this year, he was chairman of the House Transportation Committee.

This segment aired on July 13, 2015.

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