The nation should not continue to rely on gas tax revenues to finance transportation infrastructure needs because soaring gas prices will likely force consumers to drive less, resulting in less revenue coming in, Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine and U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said yesterday at a meeting here.

Instead, state and local governments need to find "innovative" alternatives, such as congestion pricing, private financing, and toll roads to finance those needs, Kaine and Peters said.

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