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House hearing on Transportation funding

Positive reaction to transportation funding bills at State House Finance Committee hearing.

[State Rep. Art] Handy’s proposals would start paying the bill with a new fuel tax, increased vehicle registration fees and, perhaps, a direct tax on driving itself. All three plans have been talked about before, but Handy has put them into legislation that would implement two and study the third.

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2 Responses to House hearing on Transportation funding

  1. Miguel May 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    This proposal is crazy. Residents cannot afford these new taxes. People will begin to leave en masse.

  2. Jim May 14, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    People will not start leaving en masse. People will be able to have real public transportation and RIPTA will be funded properly rather than go through a budget crisis every year. They might actually be able to *gasp* increase service.

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