Feb 25, 2015
Thanks for your response on the gas tax. I agree with you 100 percent. I believe that all taxes collected from drivers as will as user fees (tolls) should go to roads repair and capacity improvements. To not do so is a mismanagement of our money and the failure of due diligence on the part of our elected officials. Here in Florida it is not as bad as we have our own highway fund, but that doesn't mean the politicians can't borrow (i.e.l steal) from it. I do roadway planning for a living I can tell you that down here ther ewill be no new roads or added lanes on our freeways that will not be tolled. We just don't have the money and yet we have some of the highest gas taxes in the country. I ama also in favor of everyone paying their "fair share" as our President like to call it. That means EVs and hybrids pay for their use of the roads and not just those who drive gas hogs. Finally I am tired of subsidizing choice transit riders.