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County Extends Transportation Funding Survey

How do you think a a $3 billion transportation shortfall should be funded?

Fairfax County residents now have a few extra days to let know officials know how they think a $3 billion transportation shortfall should be fixed.

The county’s online survey was originally scheduled to close at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. It will now close at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15.

County officials need the public’s opinion on how to address a massive lack of transportation dollars in the future – about $300,000 a year for the next 10 years. The federal and Virginia governments currently don’t have money to help the situation.

Officials have outlined 20 potential options to increase revenues for transportation infrastructure, including a 1 percent sales tax on services and a .5 percent income tax.

The county is also in the process of hosting a series of meetings for the public. Click here to find the outreach meeting closest to you.

Click here to take the online survey.

Dave Webster October 09, 2012 at 09:26 AM
Should that be $300,000,000 per year and not $300,000 per year on the shortfall?
Rob Jackson October 09, 2012 at 03:20 PM
One of the big holes in the County's proposal is the failure to address big and heavy trucks. Autos and light trucks don't cause damage to roads and bridges, heavy trucks do. It's generally thought the big trucks don't pay sufficient gas tax and registration fees to cover the costs of the damages they cause.

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