'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads A government report shows that over the past seven months, Americans drove 40 billion fewer miles than the year before. Unfortunately, this means less gas tax revenue. The Federal Highway Trust Fund projects a $5 billion deficit for next year.
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'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

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'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

'Marketplace' Report: Less Driving, Bumpy Roads

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A government report shows that over the past seven months, Americans drove 40 billion fewer miles than the year before. That's nearly a 4 percent decrease. Unfortunately, less driving means less gas tax revenue, which is trouble for highways. The Federal Highway Trust Fund projects a $5 billion deficit for next year. Alex Chadwick talks with Amy Scott about how gas prices are affecting road repairs.