As Election Day approaches, candidates get more caustic about their views, and voters’ tension grows as they try to figure out which candidate will make a better governor. One of the biggest issues that Virginia is currently facing is the one of transportation and how to solve such challenge. There are roads that need to be fixed, and the state does not have enough funds to pay for their renovation or construction of new roads. Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds, the candidates, both care about transportation, yet financial backing to fix this issue is quite different for each candidate.
...udget spending was 3.3 million. With these large budget avalabile to Government and Policy makers it is clear that they are not allocating budget wisely and are in desperate need of reoganization, to achieve the goal of attaining greater equality and safer streets with law-abiding citizens.
Mr. Cuccinelli wants to try to find a long term solution to Virginias transportation needs is more than asphalt and more roads. It is an economic growth and quality of life issue. He said we need good transportation system too reliably and quickly ship products.
YES on Proposition 35 means road projects will be finished sooner. No on Proposition 35 means Caltrans delays and costly overruns. So, do you want the government to use the private sector to complete projects on time and on budget or would you rather continue the Caltrans status quo of costly delays? Would you rather have rail transit and traffic relief projects completed at $2.5 billion savings to taxpayers or continue to have more traffic and more bureaucratic delays? Would you rather have the roads, schools and hospitals made earthquake safe or have a dangerous backlog of school and highway earthquake retrofit projects? The choice is yours. Make the right decision, YES ON PROPOSITION 35!
The Tunnel tolls will be in effect for about 59 more years so people have to get used to it. They have to realize that there will be consequences; a consequence could be the High Rise Bridge possibly collapsing because too much traffic. The public has to look at the bigger picture, even though they might not like it. There is soon to be more on this issues but since its so opinion based it is very hard to get a certain argument since there are so many. Sooner or later people will start gravitating towards the bridge. They will realize its what’s best.
The United States Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is currently underfunded and depleted. This trust fund is responsible for funding highway and mass transit projects and also maintenance projects at the state and local government level. In 2005 80 percent of all road revenue was either directly or indirectly from the gasoline tax (Kim, Porter, Whitty, Svadlenak Lareson, Capps, Imholt, Person 2008, pg 37). The gas tax has tax has not been collection the revenue it has in previous years. A number of theories have been proposed as to why this has occurred; however, the main one is that the increase in CAFE standards has lead to an increase in miles per gallon (MPG), which has lead to less fuel being consumed as drivers costume the same amount of miles. Another contributing factor as to why the gas tax is not raising as much revenue is that it has been fixed at the federal level 18.4 cents and receives 18.3 of those cents per-gallon of gasoline (CBO, 2012, pg. 2), 85 percent goes into the HTF and the other 15 percent goes into the mass transit account (CBO, 2012, pg, 2). In Oregon the state gasoline tax is 24 cents on top of the federal 18.4 cents making the total gasoline tax per gallon in Oregon 42.4 cents (McMullen, Zhang, & Nakahara, 2010, pg. 360). Then the federal government allocates funds to states for certain projects. However, in recent years the fund has not to produce as much revenue as expected and the Federal government has had to transfers money, $35 billion, to cover the balance of the fund (CBO, 2012, pg.2). Therefore states and local governments have had to come up with solutions to this shortcoming in funding and Oregon has proposed and implemented the Road User Fee Pilot Program. ...
...of Sen. Bruce Starr and argue that Oregon citizens do not need the I-5 Bridge and tolls are unsuitable. CRC promoters debate that the bridge is a worthy development for the future of the commuters in Clark County, who work in Portland area.
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 2009. Print.
So a vote against the Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline would save Kentuckians thousands of dollars in crops and water replacement, but it may also cost us some limited jobs and money but we don’t need 30 pieces of silver. We need to stop the pipeline from ever starting up again and funnel the money that would go into this waste of time into something that actually need the money and not something that has too much money already. Put the money into the Kentucky economy or into the Kentucky job markets, or better yet into education so all of Kentucky can live better off.
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