IA D-O-T Gauges Support for Increased Funding Methods

THE DIRECTOR OF THE IOWA TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT’S DIVISION OF PLANNING & PROGRAMMING REVIEWED NINE FUNDING OPTIONS YESTERDAY(THUR) WITH A GROUP OF MORE THAN TWO DOZEN BURLINGTON-AREA OFFICIALS AND RESIDENTS.

STU ANDERSON IS TRAVELING THE STATE, BRIEFLY EXPLAINING HOW…BESIDES RAISING THE GAS TAX…I-DOT CAN RAISE MORE REVENUE FOR ROAD & BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. ONE PROPOSAL WOULD LEVY A SIX PERCENT SALES TAX ON THE DYED DIESEL FUEL THAT FARMERS USE.

 

STATE OFFICIALS SAY THE ROAD & BRIDGE FUND IS FALLING SHORT BY ABOUT 215-MILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR, JUST TRYING TO COVER BASIC MAINTENANCE NEEDS.

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