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JT

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 12:01:00 AM

What should be the major source of highway funding?
Fuel tax
Mileage tax
Tolls
Other / don’t know

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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 10:34:33 PM

Fuel tax.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 11:38:51 AM

Fuel tax
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theocean
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 11:43:37 AM

FUEL & DEFINITELY TOLLS
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 3:42:37 PM

Fuel tax, and tolled roads for out of state traffic. In-state plates=free usage, because they pay fuel tax. Especially routes like west coast where a trucker can refuel in mexico and drive through Canada without ever paying an American fuel tax, so they essentially use the roads for free.
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april4
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 7:41:42 AM

Fuel and mileage tax.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 7:23:49 PM

Fuel tax
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bearzz
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2013 2:30:49 PM

This question has caused me to think. In CA, we do not have toll roads so I have no familiarity. When I was back east for my one and only time, I was able to drive in several states to see fall colors w/o ever paying a toll.

A fuel tax has no bearing on how much you use the roads. I have a niece with a Smart Car and she buys little fuel but drives on the roads. The same applies to EVs.

Basically, I have come to the conclusion that a mileage tax would be the fairest. Can fair always be obtained? That is another question.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 7:41:00 AM

fuel tax
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yyc2yow
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 7:23:43 AM

Fuel and mileage tax.
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LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 3:11:16 AM

Fuel and mileage tax.
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snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:51:34 AM

Other / don’t know
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gassprite
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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 3:25:41 PM

Tolls on every road and every mile. Why should I have to pay for roads I don't use. Besides, that way I can avoid paying for roads by driving through the woods.
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 9:03:12 AM

GOV.
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BDNNOD
Sophomore Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 11:33:50 PM

FUEL TAXES FOR SURE. AND WASN'T A MAJOR PORTION OF THE STATE LOTTERY SALES SUPPOSED TO GO TO HIGHWAY FUNDING. BUS, LIMO, SHUTTLE AND TAXI TRANSPORT FEES SHOULD ALSO PAY UP HERE. AND SINCE THEM BIG TRUCKS TEAR UP THE ROADS PRETTY GOOD (ESPECIALLY WHEN CHAINS ARE REQUIRED), THEY SHOULD BE TARIFFED FOR THE LONG HAULS THEY MAKE ACROSS EACH STATE.
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2013 7:24:37 AM

Fuel tax
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 8:37:24 AM

However, it should be put toward roads and not into general revenue (as is now the case).
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 8:36:36 AM

Fuel tax.
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:13:53 AM

cut waste in other projects
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2013 7:13:26 AM

if done right fuel tax
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:13:29 AM

Should be fuel tax.
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reefer
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 2:56:07 PM

fuel tax,that's what it's intended for
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5w30
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 1:23:17 PM

Taxpayers. When they get back to WORK!
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jdevlin
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 8:08:01 AM

fuel tax should go the road repair and not into the general revenue stream.
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 7:38:35 AM

cut wasted spending
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 7:38:21 AM

no new taxes
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DORELBC
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 4:31:54 PM

What would be nice , is, if Ottawa would return to BC , in my case , at least 75% of the gasoline tax money they receive from BC !!! As of instead of 10 % !! I read somewhere that BC sends to Ottawa $ 700 millions annually , and gets back something like $ 70 millions..... A lot of roads improvement could be done with those bucks !!!
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dwp49423
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 2:53:04 PM

fuel tax doesn't work as cars are getting more efficent and hybrid and electric cars tear up the roads but use little if any gasoline.

Milage tax would be hard as how would you seperate miles driven in and out of state? Also seems a bit big brotherish.

Tolls: as much as I hated stopping to pay 40c several times along I-294 near Chicago I must say looking back those were some of the most well maintained roads.

A tax tied to registration is an idea but you have no way of charging out of state drivers for tearing up your roads
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Jeeputtputt
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2013 5:24:01 PM

take it from our "elected reps" paychecks, for a while anyway.. cut down on graft and shoddy work and materials.......
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 1:28:36 AM

Fuel tax
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RZF350
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2013 5:42:09 PM

Before we look for new source of revenue to maintain the roads lets stop the waste and be smart about it.

Millage Tax - Gas Tax is no longer equitable with all the HYBRIDS and alternate fuel vehicles.

Refer to TIGERPAW46 answer. Great idea. No overhead, no new spending, easy to implement and to enforce.
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Rhndevu
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 8:32:18 PM

Fuel tax. The roads are not going to fix themselves.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 9:33:10 AM

fuel tax
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 8:03:26 AM

fuel tax
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mc_trump
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 9:37:49 AM

Big truck that tear up the road not fuel licensing tax then tax for mileage driven per year.

And what about these Canadian trucks they pay nothing tax them when they cross the boarder the Mexican ones to.

[Edited by: mc_trump at 2/28/2013 9:42:12 AM EST]
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#12#_JkSparro5
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 5:38:36 PM

A percentage of tolls, and depending on the governing body traffic tickets and violations(ie town for local roads, county for passing highways and state for thruways)
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Dsexy1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:19:08 PM

Tolls! enough said.
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walrus1951
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 3:51:55 PM

A fuel tax would raise big bucks , as long as we don't have a group of people running it making $100,000 grand a year .
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:02:14 AM

Fuel tax
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:02:02 AM

And I wish they would spend it on roads instead of wasting it in general revenues.
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2labz
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 12:56:17 PM

"With all of these plates on the road and everyone having a drivers license there is NO REASON to add taxes to to Fuel, Per Mile or driving on roadways."

You don't seem to grasp the costs of new roads and keeping existing ones in good repair...

[Edited by: 2labz at 2/25/2013 12:56:35 PM EST]
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tjc09f
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 6:09:23 PM

Idk
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Valandingham
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 4:56:02 AM

Every Powered Vehicle and Towed Trailer on the Road has to have License Plates. Valid License Plates.
Farm Trucks $18.00+ Tax
Utility Trailers under 2000 lbs. $20.00+tax
Passenger Vehicles/ Vans/ Non Commercial Trucks $30.00
Trailers 1-2 tons $40.00
Travel Trailers and Commercial Trailers $55.00
Commercial Vehicles 2-4 Tons and Buses $60.00
Commercial Vehicles over 4 tones $90.00
Motor Homes $110.00
Every Person Driving down the road has to have a Drivers License. A Valid Drivers License.
Moped $25.00
Motor Vehicle only $35.00
Motorcycle Endorsement $10.00 on top of the vehicle drivers license.
CDL A, or CDL B, or CDL C Endorsement $35.00 on top of the vehicle Drivers License. (Note you cannot gave more than 1 CDL endorsement on your drivers license.)
With all of these plates on the road and everyone having a drivers license there is NO REASON to add taxes to to Fuel, Per Mile or driving on roadways.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 4:35:31 AM

Fuel tax for internal combustion engines, mileage tax for electrics and both mileage & fuel for hybrids.
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 2:59:22 AM

Fuel Tax
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 1:31:00 AM

Fuel tax
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Gas_Eyes
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 12:07:12 AM

Fuel tax.
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Pizzaslut
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:47:21 PM

Fuel tax.
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chui
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 11:05:26 PM

gas tax................
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cwhendricks
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 10:33:26 PM

Not tolls!

I like what TIGERPAW46 said; most should be fuel tax, but some should be milage tax, paid when re-registering the vehicle. They can get the odometer reading from the safty inspection report. Having insurance companies pay it makes no sense because they only take our word for what our milage is. Public transportation will also have to pay these taxes and will pass it on to their riders so those without vehicles will still pay part of it. The fuel tax should cover other things like chainsaws and lawn mowers.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 7:44:41 PM

FTX!
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