NC Gas Tax, Highway Fees Funds Dispersed To Cities For Road Work

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Money from the state gas tax and other highway fees is being spread around to 500 North Carolina cities and towns for urban road work.

The state Transportation Department said Tuesday it's distributing $138 million for local roads. Half the money was sent out last week and the rest is coming in January.

The amount each municipality gets is based on a formula set by the General Assembly. Seventy-five percent of the funds are awarded based on population, while the remaining 25 percent is based on the number of street miles each municipality maintains.

Each community determines how to spend its money.

Charlotte received the highest amount at $19 million, followed by Raleigh at $10 million. Twenty-one cities received at least $1 million for their transportation projects including Greenville.


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  • by 250 Location: Jax on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:29 AM
    I will probably leave an identical thought on story above. BUT Isn't this ironic? The story went in print right in line with Obama's jobs package being denied. SOOO If the jobs bill passed and suddenly we saw new roads being laid or redone. Obama would have come off as a hero. AND suddenly the funds are there and being used for their intended purpose. Something just reeks of "very strange".. With new road work being done sure people will be working for a while. BUT realistically we need to be prepped for a rise of some sort I would think in some taxes somewhere.
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Oct 12, 2011 at 02:29 AM
    I will probably leave an identical thought on story above. BUT Isn't this ironic? The story went in print right in line with Obama's jobs package being denied. SOOO If the jobs bill passed and suddenly we saw new roads being laid or redone. Obama would have come off as a hero. AND suddenly the funds are there and being used for their intended purpose. Something just reeks of "very strange".. With new road work being done sure people will be working for a while. BUT realistically we need to be prepped for a rise of some sort I would think in some taxes somewhere.
  • by Someone on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:12 PM
    This is a great idea. Let's all pay for Charlotte and Raleigh to have better roads while we keep these rock covered roads.
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  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:10 PM
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