Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Collecting Mo' Money for Roadbuilders in Wisconsin

No real surprise here.  The State wants mo' money.  To be precise, they want $870 million per year mo' money.  And it's coming from you!!

A panel is examining whether Wisconsin motorists should pay fees based on how many miles they drive.

The mileage-based fee - which would be the first such charge in the nation - would be levied in addition to gas taxes and vehicle registration fees, Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said.

It would be based on drivers reporting their odometer readings to the state...

How can the poor Roadbuilders and Tranny Department folks survive on the starvation diet here?

Assuming those revenue sources and federal aid stay at existing levels, the state Department of Transportation projects it will have $26.8 billion available to spend over the next 10 years.

That's $2.68 BILLION PER YEAR, folks.  Not exactly Moochie Meals diet, is it?

But commission members estimated last week that would be $8.7 billion short of what is needed to maintain existing transportation facilities and complete projects the state is already committed to carrying out, Gottlieb said. State highways alone account for about $6 billion of that shortfall...

We have yet to be informed of the "needs".  It's entirely possible that "wants" are listed as "needs."


Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

I'm not reporting.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Scott Walker.