transportation

Hop aboard: Tampa Bay-area transit authority wants to raise property taxes

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.

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#TBT: California’s transportation Monuments-to-Nowhere

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Photo from mercurynews.com, Courtesy of Ray Spallone

A “Throwback Thursday” transportation funding embarrassment should serve as a lesson for Gov. Brown’s budgeting of high speed rail.

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Can high-speed rail funding be starved in CA?

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The Golden State’s costly high-speed rail project continues to gobble up funding, no matter how behind its fallen since its initial approval.

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Federal taxpayers on the hook big time for Milwaukee streetcar

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

City of Milwaukee project rendering

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – It looks like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has the votes for his desired downtown streetcar, but taxpayers outside the city’s limits will be stuck with nearly half of the bill for the proposed $124 million project’s first phase.

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Transit labor union: Congress should raise gasoline tax, spend money on us

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, National, News, State Government, Taxes, transportation  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Low gas prices mean more cash in all consumers’ pockets.
But some members of Congress are talking about using the low gas prices as an opportunity to increase gasoline taxes, and at least one public-sector labor union boss thinks the extra cash should be in his members’ pockets instead.
“Given the recent dramatic […]

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Lawmakers wage street fight at General Assembly

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

ROAD BLOCK: State Delegate Bob Marshall wants to protect the transportation tax, the largest tax hike in Virginia history, from being siphoned.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — Two state lawmakers on Monday will attempt to restore a “kill switch” to protect transportation funds and cancel Virginia’s impending gas-tax hike.
“The budget bill — HB 5002 — neutered the transportation tax ‘kill switch’ and authorized spending $30 million of the new road money for other purposes,” said Delegate […]

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