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$81 Billion Sought For Roads, Rails

Regional planners in Southern California are unveiling a plan to raise $81 billion for new freeway and transit projects over the next 30 years.
October 3, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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The Southern California Association of Government's (SCAG) "preliminary draft of its 2004 regional transportation plan calls for increasing the region's gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon and Los Angeles County's sales tax by a half-cent... Underlying this year's plan is a greater shift toward making users pay more for transportation through such measures as tolls. 'It's becoming more common around the country, because there just isn't any money available for large projects,' said Robert Poole, director of Transportation Studies at the Reason Public Policy Institute in Los Angeles."

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Published on Thursday, October 2, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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