US Highways would benefit greatly from being privatized. People complain about the degree to which rail and bus travel is subsidized in the United States, but that is nothing compared to the amount of money spent on highways each year. Many areas had thriving public train and bus systems before the federal government put massive spending into Interstate Highways in the name of national defense.
There is no real reason why they should do this. Traffic flow can get congested yes. But Even if these highways were privatized they would still be as bad. After all it is we the people who pay taxes to have these roads built. Why pay more? Seems a little unfair right?
If us highways were privatized, I think it would bring more harm than good. With privatization, the owners of the highways would be able to charge people that use it. This would be to help maintain the highway, since it would not receive money from the federal government. It would also be used as profit.
The American highway system is one of the great accomplishments of the last century. Millions of miles of roads have been constructed so Americans can travel freely across the country. Many toll roads exist, but in general the American highway system should not be privatized. Public taxpayers build the roads, so highways should stay in public hands.