More than 60 percent of people surveyed in a new Triple A public opinion poll think the federal government should pony up more money to help with Virginia's transportation needs.
As people keep cars longer, many also say they worry about their car's reliability and the financial impact of upkeep and gas prices. Spokeswoman Martha Meade says that cost went up by more than $9,000 last year. Even though newer cars are more fuel efficient and require less maintenance, they still have a pricetag.
Many people are also tired of getting bent axles from potholes and sitting in hours of traffic to get to work. Some say they would be okay with a national gas tax and a new national sales tax dedicated to transportation. Even more say they would get behind the idea of paying new tolls, as long as that money collected is used to maintain and improve that particular roadway.