WASHINGTON — Lawmakers need to embrace user fees and public-private partnerships to finance the country's transportation infrastructure needs because the national gas tax cannot sustain the trust fund that currently helps finance those needs, market participants told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at a hearing yesterday.

Mark Florian, managing director and head of infrastructure banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., said that tolls and public-private partnerships should be the alternative to gas tax revenues for financing infrastructure needs.

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