Construction on roads throughout the state is underway as part of the Smooth Roads Initiative… and the state Transportation Department says bridges are next with the Safe and Sound Bridge Plan. But, Director Pete Rahn says the state’s not capitalizing on other modes of transportation such as rails, barges and ports and inner city transportation, because there’s no funding. Under Amendment Three, only 2 percent of one half of vehicle sales tax can be used for multi-modal transportation. That’s why Rahn says the department will continue to push for a sales tax on construction materials. He says that tax would generate about 75 million dollars for multi-modal transportation.
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