Petition For A Fuel Tax To Fund Rail Service

Missourians for Rail Passenger Service, a volunteer group, is petitioning for a fuel tax to fund passenger rail in Missouri.
April 10, 2002, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Amtrak says it may close several money-losing, long-distance routes -- including two that run through Missouri and Kansas -- if it doesn't get more than $600 million in additional federal funds. ...But Kansas City to St. Louis trains, which carried 208,000 passengers in 2001, could be saved with a dedicated source of funding. ...A volunteer group, Missourians for Rail Passenger Service, is circulating petitions throughout the state calling for a motor vehicle fuel sales tax of one-tenth of 1 percent which might generate as much as $4.9 million annually to pay for rail service."

Thanks to Adam Krom

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Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2002 in The Kansas City Star
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