WASHINGTON — A second congressionally mandated commission weighing future transportation funding options is expected to issue an interim report this week that will say tolling roads is a more direct form of funding than the gas tax and should be considered for the near future, according to its chairman.

“A gas tax-only solution may not be the answer,” said Robert D. Atkinson, chair of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Finance Commission, which plans to release its preliminary report Friday.

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