Politics

Survey: Voters Favor Higher Gas Tax To Fund Transportation Projects

A new survey shows voters are willing to pay a higher gas tax if it means improved roads and transit.
A new survey shows voters are willing to pay a higher gas tax if it means improved roads and transit.
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A new survey shows voters are willing to pay more at the pump if it means improving roads and other transportation projects.

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The survey, issued by the Georgia Transportation Alliance, says likely voters don’t mind paying a higher gas tax if the funds go to improving roads and enhancing other transit systems.

According to the report, 51 percent of those polled said the state isn’t allocating enough money to maintaining roads and bridges.

A majority of voters said they’d support legislation creating a new revenue stream for transportation projects. And, the survey shows, 98 percent of respondents said there’s an important connection between transportation infrastructure and economic growth.