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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
The cost of fuel around the world depends as much on the amount of taxes leveled upon each gallon/liter than as does the basic cost of the fuel.
I guess you are taking into account that Australia has tons of more roadways than does tiny Japan and the upkeep of those structures are expensive?
Federal revenue from road transport-related activities is added to the general revenue pool and is not earmarked for road infrastructure expenditure. Rather, expenditure under the various funding programs is appropriated as part of the annual budget process. In addition to federal, state, and local revenue, private sector investment is also a source of funding for some roads, and three states maintain networks of toll roads.