Monday, January 08, 2018

Show-Me The Road Ahead: Fixing Kansas City Broadway Bridge And Busted Local Highways Will Cost Missouri Drivers Big Bucks!!!



Tragic realization for 2018 - All of that recently voter approved GO BOND MONEY doesn't come close to meeting the needs of old and busted local streets.

HIGHER FEES FOR DRIVERS AND FANCY ELECTRIC CARS ARE ALREADY ON THE TABLE AND EARNING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT!!!

Here's how Missouri is going to pay for much needed repair . . .

OZ First: Tolls and Fees Suggested as Future Missouri Highway Funding

Deets:

The best short-term funding solution is raising the gas tax by a dime per gallon and indexing the fuel tax to rise with inflation.

But the report also says a wider variety of solutions are needed to fund transportation long-term. Missouri's gas tax revenue "will be challenged" in the long run "due to the move towards high-efficiency vehicles, changing travel patterns, and electric alternative fuels."

"We put a lot of time and effort into looking at more sustainable, diversified revenue that will help us eventually in the future replace the fuel tax, because it will become less viable 15 to 20 years down the road," said Rep. Kevin Corlew, who chaired the transportation task force.

Among the task force's suggestions to the state legislature: increasing fees paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles on driver's licenses and vehicle registrations.

Corlew, R-Kansas City, said these fees, like the gas tax, have not kept up with inflation over several decades. A 10 percent bump across the board, he said, could increase annual revenue by about $30 million.

Developing . . .

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much would an increase in Cigarette Tax, say from the present 17 cents a pack to the National Average of $1.63 a pack bring in?

Anonymous said...

Keep beating the dead horse. Missouri will not increase the tobacco tax. If they do people like me will not buy tobacco products in Missouri anymore. I would stay in Kansas to buy tobacco here.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead. In fact, just stay in Kansas, period.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. Our has taxes are third lowest in the nation. Time to get with the program. And do tell what the state gas tax has to do with local infrastructure? Kinda confused, aren't you there Tony?

https://taxfoundation.org/state-gasoline-tax-rates-2017/

Anonymous said...

TOP PHOTO -- Melon Market

HUMPIN' TO PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

Most of my neighbors here in KCMO have their cars registered in Kansas.

Anonymous said...

Johnson County needs to pay their fair share since they spend so much time on the Missouri side.

Anonymous said...

Quit spending the money on toy trains & bike paths & maybe you'd have the money to fix the roads.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you. We grace you with your business. Imagine how much of a shit hole your side of the border would be if the fancy JoCo white folks didn't come over to work and play. It would be like leaving the resort side of Haiti. Or, even worse, crosing the city limits of Shitcago...

Anonymous said...

We need a JoCo toll road!

20 million worth of income every year guaranteed!

Anonymous said...

12:21 start in Westport!

Super Dave said...

Put a wall all along state line and see which fails first Jackson or Johnson

Anonymous said...

Zero Missouri State money has gone for streetcars, save the bridges over the highways that had tracks added.

Anonymous said...

The northland and eastern Jackson county are doing just fine with very few Johnson countians ever coming over.

Anonymous said...

Johnson Countians seldom ever go to the northland except to catch a plane.

Anonymous said...

Johnson Countians would no where zona rosa are lake jacomo are if their lives depended on it

Anonymous said...

Tonys what is with the apples and orange, city street funding and go bonds have generally little to do with mod or highways. If Kansas City had great streets, Missouri could still have crappy highways. Ladue missouri has well maintained streets, so what that does not fill potholes on I-64.