Petition For A Fuel Tax To Fund Rail Service
"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