U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters took her
privatization message on the road this week.
Speaking at a national meeting of state highway officials in
Portland, OR, Peters singled out Texas as a good example of a state that's
using private companies to do highway construction.
A U.S. DOT press release said Peters also cited Oregon as a state that's taking a creative approach to paying for highways.
Oregon is currently conducting a pilot program in which
motorists pay transportation taxes based on how many miles they drive, instead
of paying a fixed tax on each gallon of fuel.