What Is Needed Is a Pay-at-the-Pump Tax

RECEIVED Fri., Oct. 12, 2007

Dear Editor,
    If you care about serving the Austin community, please do an investigative report comparing the overhead costs, rate of return, and environmental impact of these two road-funding options: toll roads (a per-use tax) vs. a local gasoline tax (pay at the pump). You have said that a local gasoline tax would be impossible to pass the Texas Legislature, but it would pass if citizens wanted it. The citizens need to be properly informed first, and that is your responsibility.
Curt Karnstedt
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