Our governor and legislators are too eager to take advantage of lower gas prices by quickly passing an increase in the gas tax. Once the "low-price era" concludes, the increased taxes will remain, making it more difficult for low-income people.
We're benefitting already from lower gas prices. Previous tax levels remain while people drive more, maintaining coffers at higher levels. The additional discretionary money is spent, adding to the treasury.
Two ways to have more money for roads:
• Stop spending hundreds of thousands of dollars erecting signs along Interstate 5 that tell drivers how much time it takes to get to a certain destination. I'll find out how long it took when I arrive. Readerboards across I-5 already warn of traffic tie-ups.
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• Stop remodeling on-ramps with metering lights that aren't necessary. For example, the north-bound one from southern DuPont is totally unnecessary.
Apply all current gas taxes toward road repairs and projects. Stop siphoning any of those monies to any other areas.