Federal lawmakers will have to become more comfortable with tolling highways, tunnels, and bridges if they want to obtain the revenues needed to create a national infrastructure bank or fund large capital projects in the future, transportation advocates said yesterday.

If policymakers do not embrace tolling and pricing fully, the [national infrastructure bank] as a source of additional investment "is not going to compute," Bryan Grote, co-founder and principal of Mercator Advisors LLC, said during a conference here yesterday hosted by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association.

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