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A future without gas taxes? Pay-by-the-mile approach someday might finance Minnesota roads, bridges

April 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Falling gas tax revenue from more fuel-efficient vehicles has driven the Minnesota Department of Transportation to look for volunteers to experiment with technology that could lead to new ways of paying for highways. One of them: Paying for roads and bridges by the miles you drive rather than the gasoline you burn. Continue Reading

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Minnesota transportation enjoys dedicated funds

December 23, 2010 in INFORUM

Gas tax used for transportation funding, not overall budget

ST. PAUL Transportation committees, in some ways, may be the envy of the Minnesota Legislature. Continue Reading

Vehle to propose tax, fee hikes for roads

December 3, 2010 in The Daily Republic

State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, will try to raise the state’s gas tax and two other fees to pay for road maintenance.
Vehle said this week he is preparing a package of bills to increase the gas tax 3 cents in 2011 and three cents in 2013. It’s currently 22 cents and would go to 25 cents in 2011 and 28 cents in 2013 if Vehle’s bill is approved.
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