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BYLINE: Thomas L. Gallagher
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters strongly dissented Tuesday from recommendations of a national commission that she chaired.
The report of the National Surface Transportation Revenue Policy and Study Commission called for an increase in the federal gas tax and suggested several programs to fund highways, mass transit and other transportation infrastructure.
The Secretary said that she and two other members of the panel, Maria Cino and Rick Geddes, will not endorse the tax hikes and bureaucracy to centralize transportation decision making, which the commission recommended.
"Raising gas taxes won't …