In 2005, when Oklahoma’s highways and bridges were literally crumbling,
Oklahomans spoke loudly by soundly defeating State Question 723, a
proposal which would have raised the fuel tax to 22 cents per gallon.
The lesson learned was that in order to provide safe and cost-effective
highways and bridges, the decades-long practice of systematically
diverting transportation-generated revenues to other areas of government
had to end, and infrastructure had to become a core priority.