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Quote from: taestell on March 26, 2010, 05:26:10 AMIf gas taxes can only be used to fund roads... then roads should only be funded by gas taxes. In other words, the tax needs to be raised so that roads require no additional subsidies from other sources.Can't you use the same argument regarding other forms of transit?
If gas taxes can only be used to fund roads... then roads should only be funded by gas taxes. In other words, the tax needs to be raised so that roads require no additional subsidies from other sources.
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Not knowing what NE Ohio communities submitted anything, thats hard to say. But I am aware that Lorain County submitted a TIGER II grant application for the next phase of the West Shore Corridor commuter rail project.... and the City of Cleveland has also reportedly submitted a grant application (TIGER II as well) for the design of a new Lake Front Intermodal Transportation Center at the site of the current GCRTA Waterfront station and the nearby Amtrak station.
oh dear jesus.
What's everyone gasping at? The fact that the ex director of ODOT got a cushy job as an asphalt lobbyist? Before you gasp any further, hold your breath till you see what position the current director accepts, and all of Strickland's other ex-appointees...