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Would you be willing to pay more in driver's license fees and gas taxes if it meant passage of a comprehensive state transportation plan to improve roads and bridges, including plans for a Route 15 bypass around Shamokin Dam?

  1. No, I can't afford it and don't trust the money would be used correctly.
  2. Yes, this is a small price to pay for needed improvements to roads and bridges.
 
 
 
 
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MECURY2

Oct-23-13 12:13 PM

Unbelievable! What are the roads and bridges going to fix themselves? The Tea Party doesn't want the Federal government involved in their lives and believe that each state can take care of their own problems! Good luck with that one.

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FortySixand2

Oct-23-13 12:32 PM

I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell you! .....that 79% of respondents said NO, they don't want to pay for roads and bridges. Bet these are the same people who think of the marvelous modern highways(80, 180, 99) which cross over and through this lightly populated region as coming from the tooth fairy! They somehow don't realize it was the rest of America and the major populated regions of PA that largely paid for the nice highways I mentioned. Think of the jobs created and sustained through these infrastructure projects. Oh, but not paid for out of Billy Teabaggers taxes! NO-SIR-EE!

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Fredzz

Oct-23-13 12:57 PM

WoW... you realy think the increase in $$$$$$$ will all be used to improve roads and bridges...??

ha ha ha ha ha [Good one]

giggle giggle

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Smid1972

Oct-23-13 3:03 PM

i’m part of the 80% that answered no, I think what people are failing to realize is that as we have more gas friendly, and in some cases electric/natural gas, cars a gas tax isn’t going to do anything. The government/state need to come up with a better way to acquire money for road and bridge repair. Lets say 10 years down the road 20% of vehicles use less or no gas, where will the money come from then to repair roads and bridges. Maybe the way to charge would be a fee per mile driven, for instance $0.01 per mile driven average 10,000 miles a year for cars equals $100 a year. more for commercial trucks. This should be done when your car gets inspected or during registration every year.

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Fredzz

Oct-23-13 5:30 PM

Smid1972;

I agree your Milage tax idea could be a fair method.

Depending on the various rates and the ability [or lack of] too keep all the revenue for roads and bridges only.

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Premier

Oct-24-13 5:34 AM

I'm not sure about the gas tax but all DOT license fees and all other fees were put into the general fund some years ago.

This money was to be spent strictly on road repair but has gone to pay for general expenses.

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Williamsporter

Oct-24-13 7:24 AM

IF the money was going strictly for the roads and we actually saw some progress especially around Shamokin Dam.

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Steelman

Oct-24-13 7:51 AM

An example of why this will not work is the PA turnpike. This was supposedly going to pay for itself (due to toll fees from PA residents and out of staters) in the matter of 10yrs (give or take) 30yrs later we are still paying and the road is crap. Penn DOT is a joke. I think we should bid the jobs out and give them to the prevailing wage companies so we can pay 3times the cost that it should actually be.

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Fredzz

Oct-24-13 11:27 AM

Pen Dot...

Fool us once, shame on you, Fool us many times... Shame on US...!!

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thinblueline

Oct-24-13 5:19 PM

Keep your filthy paws out of my pockets. You don't know how to manage it so you don't get it!!!

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Zippie

Oct-25-13 8:29 AM

MAYBE, maybe if 99% of the money would go towards MATERIALS and NOT wages and BS.

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MECURY2

Oct-26-13 11:52 AM

Thinblueline I would get me a new pair of walking shoes! PenDot workers put their lives on the line when working on OUR roads, just check out how many drivers don't pay attention to the lowered speed limits through construction zones! I'm sure the families of PenDot workers that have lost their lives just doing their job are********rainbows over your comment!

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MECURY2

Oct-26-13 11:57 AM

Zippie, I wish you would let us in on where you get your figures,99% goes to wages?? I'm guessing you're in the Tea Party which only gives you a headline but, no story to go with it. Again,99%!!!! See you on the bus!

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Zippie

Oct-26-13 2:11 PM

Mecury2-- re-read.

It's says: that if 99% of the money goes towards materials

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MECURY2

Oct-27-13 11:34 AM

Zippie, I did re-read your comment and I guess I get a different view of your statement "NOT WAGES AND BS",so I just was confused on the 1% you didn't mention. Sorry about that misunderstanding.

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Jiickie

Oct-28-13 10:06 AM

Pennsylvania's gas tax is one of the top 5 highest in the nation. For example It is twice the rate of New Jersey.

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nobud74

Oct-29-13 9:20 AM

Just more money for the legislature to squander by buying votes. Stop the madness!

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