Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lobbyist wants more taxpayer money..duh!

At least they are not subtle about it. They don't care how they get more taxpayer money, they just want more taxpayer money.


Q: What is the TRBA's (Tennessee Road Builders Association) stance on transportation funding?

A: We would be supportive of increasing transportation user fees that would be dedicated to transportation programs. What are those? It would be a fuel tax increase; it would be a motor vehicle increase on renewals. You could index the fuel tax to inflation; you could add a sales tax to the fuel. We would be supportive of those types of measures and make sure they are dedicated to transportation. TDOT has clearly identified that the need is out there and has grown. They identified they need $5.5 billion over five years.