The issue, separate from above, is public (or Govt.) ownership of roads (or other infrastructure). I believe even basic infrastructure can be built, owned and operated by privately. Govt. unnecessarily monopolizes its role in infrastructure business. This reduces the amount of capital available for infrastructure and causes substandard and inadequate infrastructure. It will be better if Govt. focuses instead on making sure that private owners of infrastructure are able to charge and collect users of infrastructure! We should never confuse the two issues.