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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Follow the money.

    When alternative transportation (or fuels) are utilized, who loses market share (money)? (oil companies)

    Who is mostly paid by the oil companies to protect their profits/market share? (Republicans)
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Actually, they pay for 70% of the construction and maintenance costs.

    Want to compare that to light rail ??
    Actually, once again, you are way wrong on the facts. Fuel taxes only pay for about 45-50% of highway costs, and falling.

    The USA is at a critical juncture in how it pays for roads, bridges and transit. That's because the federal tax on gasoline, the primary method since 1956, has lost one-third of its buying power since it was last raised in 1993. States add their own tax on top of that, but the federal tax accounts for about 45%-50% of capital spending for transportation.

    The federal gas tax — 18.4 cents a gallon for gasoline, 24.4 cents for diesel — is growing anemic because of more fuel-efficient vehicles, Americans driving fewer miles and the growth of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. The tax rate on gasohol and most other special fuels is much less.


    Fedeal gas tax increasingly unable to pay for transportation needs

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Gasoline taxes, which in fact don't come close to paying for the highways ... are are paying for less every year due to more efficient cars and trucks.
    Due to the price of fuel doubling, I would say they are making twice the amount on taxes.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Do light rail passengers pay a usage tax that pays for 70% of the cost to build and operate light rail ??

    NO, we all pay for the trains whether we ride on them or not. If you don't drive, you don't pay for highways.

    See the difference ??
    You do pay for the highways that you don't use. I don't particularly use the highways between 2 suburbs, but I still pay for them.

    Look, where the light rail runs here, a solution was needed. People tend not to like it when you run an interstate right down the middle of the neighborhood. On the other hand, people were taking that route from the airport to get downtown anyway, but city streets weren't designed to handle that kind of traffic. So what do you do? Light rail worked as a solution here. It won't work everywhere, just like highways won't work everywhere. Between fares and ad revenue, it breaks even. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less.

    I know you're a conservative and basically against public transportation anyway, but a well planned light rail line can work if it's deployed properly. A poorly planned, poorly deployed line doesn't work. If you're thinking light rail from suburb to city, I can see that probably wouldn't work. Within an urbanized area, it works quite well.


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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    And since we are talking about renewable fuels, and how bipartisan this is, look up wind powered plants in MA and CT. There are billboards and flyers everywhere saying not in my backyard. Enviromentally friendly renewable energy is only a good thing if it isn't in your backyard. Just like a cell phone tower. It doesn't matter what party. People go nuts seeing these things.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Due to the price of fuel doubling, I would say they are making twice the amount on taxes.
    maybe....but people do slow down their consumption when prices get high.

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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    And since we are talking about renewable fuels, and how bipartisan this is, look up wind powered plants in MA and CT. There are billboards and flyers everywhere saying not in my backyard. Enviromentally friendly renewable energy is only a good thing if it isn't in your backyard. Just like a cell phone tower. It doesn't matter what party. People go nuts seeing these things.
    Well if you don't want a windmill in your backyard, how about a nuclear plant? Gotta go somewhere.


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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    maybe....but people do slow down their consumption when prices get high.
    I believe they try too, but there are somethings that you can't slow down consumption on. Fuel to get to work, fuel to get your food to the store. Driving to the shore for vacation is gone though. I blame Nascar (kidding).
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well if you don't want a windmill in your backyard, how about a nuclear plant? Gotta go somewhere.
    I am fine with it. I am saying the general concensus of the people who live around me. I watched them stone wall a highway and a railway. Now they are stonewalling renewable energy. I agree'd with your comment before about a good plan can really benefit the community. It just turns out, in my New England perspective, that people don't want these things in their backyard.
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    Re: Gas prices are highest ever for this time of year

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Well if you don't want a windmill in your backyard, how about a nuclear plant? Gotta go somewhere.
    I wouldn't fight either.

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