The United States Congress needs to act soon to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. If they do not it will effect many construction and GIS/Geomatics companies who will find their federal government contracts drying up leading to many workers laid off and a rapid deterioration of the US transportation system hurting commerce.
These are good taxes for the economy, it is investing in the present and future, infrastructure is part of the R&D kickback all companies get from their taxes, it is a necessary cost of doing business. A safe and reliable transportation system is good for commerce and public safety. The political infighting has to stop for the greater good of the country. Historically this has not been a partisan issue, I hope the US House does not make it one for petty political reasons.