California raised fuel taxes 4 years ago,
and it’s still short on money for road repairs
Caltrans shot video that takes viewers right on the side of California roadways with crews to show what they experience every day. By Caltrans
California’s ambitious road repair program faces financial trouble—a projected $6.1 billion annual shortfall— four years after the state adopted the highest fuel tax in the nation in a plan to fix its battered highways
The new estimates reflect an unexpected decline in fuel tax revenue related to the coronavirus pandemic and a mix of new assumptions about how California roadways might deteriorate as climate change accelerates.
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The shortfall figure was included in a DOT report, “The State Highway System Management Plan,” prepared by the state transportation department for the California Transportation Commission, which got a briefing on it last month.
DAWG SAYS: NO MATTER WHAT THEY HAVE YOU PAY; IT IS NEVER ENOUGH. MUCH OF THAT MONEY HAS BEEN DIVERTED FOR OTHER PROJECTS, AS THEY ALWAYS DO.
IN ADDITION ONCE THEY GO ALL ELECTRIC CARS HOW WILL THEY REPAIR ROADS THEN?