Feds approve grant to test gas tax replacement Karl Baker, The News Journal
An earlier version of this story did not precisely describe the recipients of the federal grant. This story has been updated.
The Delaware Department of Transportation won a $1.49 million federal grant for a coalition of five East Coast states to test the viability of a mileage-based fee system for drivers.
The money will fund a pilot project for transportation officials to track the driving habits of 50 volunteer Delaware motorists and assess a charge based on their mileage. Similar projects will also occur in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The total cost in all five states is $2.98 million.
Nothing more than raping the public to support bloated government!
Gov. Jack Markell said it is economically imperative for the state to find a reliable transportation funding source.
“Investments in transportation infrastructure are critical to create jobs, grow the economy and protect our people,” he said. “So it is vital that we have sustainable funding for our roads and bridges.”
And we trust Jack why ???? He invested in inadvisable Fisker cars being build at Boxwood and Bloom Boxes that turn sand into electricity! Then there was the big investment into public education that saw three standardize test for one generation of students.
AAA auto club spokeswoman Cathy Rossi, who until 2014 was an aide to Markell, said public support for gas tax increases has wavered and so something might need to be done differently to fix the country’s roads.
We know “our roads and bridges need ongoing repair and the money to make those repairs doesn’t just fall from the sky,” Rossi said.
So Markell’s former aid is speaking for all AAA members ! So you can’t fuck the taxpayers one way but fuck them another way! Many of us have no problem with a gas tax hike. However, when we have cluster-fucks like Markell as governor the mood turns sour! So this is how my AAA membership is being spent! Playing bias politics !