Monday, January 4, 2016

Alabama's Dwindling Gasoline Tax to be Addressed

It appears that momentum is building to address the faltering funding of roads in Alabama in the upcoming 2016 General Session of the Alabama Legislature, perhaps including an increase in gasoline taxes.  Alabama's gas tax has not increased since 1992.  In the meantime, significant improvement in the fuel efficiency of vehicles on the roads in Alabama has reduced the amount of funds available for road repairs and new construction.

As discussed in this article, a series of meetings is scheduled across Alabama by the Alabama Legislature's Joint Transportation Committee to discuss the topic, as well as other transportation issues.  The first of these is to be held in Tuscaloosa County on January 7th at Northport City Hall from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The meeting is open to the public.

Additional meetings are scheduled in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery prior to the start of the General Session on February 2nd.