North Carolina has the second-largest network of state-maintained roads in the country and one of the nation’s highest gas taxes. Plus motor vehicles’ increased fuel efficiency means that the gas tax will bring in less revenue as time goes on.

Gary Harris, executive director of N.C. Petroleum and Convenience Marketers, discussed the implications for the state’s long-term road-funding needs during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the video clip below, Harris responds to Gov. Pat McCrory’s recent announcement of a 25-year transportation plan.

2:25 p.m. update: Click play below to watch the full 42:40 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.