Monday, November 3, 2008

File Under Peg Round, Hole Square

Decreased driving could threaten road and bridge projects. Now I have to wonder if that is true, or if the building of new capacity that is speculative in nature is getting in the way. What do you all think?


Anonymous said...

Roads are for the most part paid for by income and property taxes.

Uber road funding started around the time of WWI and incomes taxes have been with us ever since.

Anonymous said...

If any thing a VMT drop by 15 billion is really a saving of $15-30 billion to US taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

What they need to do is raise gasoline taxes by $0.15-$0.20 per gallon every year, forever. Take the first batch of funding and put it towards potholes, and further increments towards transit expansion, particularly electric-powered transit, mostly rail, but also electric buses in those corridors where there's a need for improved transit but not enough volume to get cost per passenger below that of buses.

Mike Setty

Dave Reid said...

Yea the continued expansion and "upgrade" push for roads is where the money has gone. If VMT is down then just maintain what roads we have don't build more.