As the article mentions, inflation adjusted gas taxes have been dropping for 21 years. That doesn't make sense. At the very least they should be returned to their 1993 levels and indexed for inflation. Roads are crowded and a gas tax would relieve that by encouraging alternatives. It would also reduce pollution, reduce carbon emissions, reduce oil imports that kill the balance of trade and finance people who use the money to try to kill us.
Gas taxes really are good.
As to the complaints that the gas taxes are being used to fund other things, such as bicycle paths and mass transit -- I'm not sure how true that is, but you would be foolish to fight it. Alternatives to driving are crucial. Paving huge amounts of land makes walking and biking very difficult so drivers *owe* the non-drivers a bit of help. And drivers benefit *greatly* from mass transit. With no mass transit the traffic congestion would be even worse.
And, given that drivers park free almost everywhere it is truly rich to hear drivers complaining about having to subsidize transit. The implicit subsidy that cars get through free parking is orders of magnitude greater (read "The High Cost of Free Parking" for all the details).