Are the high gas prices taking a toll on your bank account? With gas prices near $4.00 per gallon traveling anywhere is getting more costly. President Obama knows this and has a plan to help, sort of, except it is not going to help you and me. A draft of a bill called "Transportation Opportunities Act" was released from the Obama administration last week. As I asked before are the gas prices taking a "toll" on your bank account? Well how about if there were more toll roads and bridges? The bill proposes providing state and local governments more flexibility to impose tolls on "interstate and non-interstate facilities". While the tolls may not affect you and me that much, since they are more targeted for higher population metropolitan areas, a mileage based excise tax will. The bill would establish a Surface Transportation Revenue Alternatives Office which will study the feasibility of implementing a "national mileage based user system." In other words every mile you drive you will pay a tax on. Something else in the bill I found interesting was the fact they want to "update the term "Interstate System" to "National Highway System." Our great government, always working on the important things that matter the most!