Vermont’s budget crisis deepens, the Douglas Administration
hopes the federal government will pay more for road and bridge repair. The
Administration also wants to increase motor vehicle fees in order to stem a
growing deficit in the transportation fund.
gas prices mean the state and federal governments are collecting less money in
transportation taxes. The
shortfall comes just as Vermont
struggles to pay for a backlog of needed road and bridge projects. Some
experts say it’s time to look for new revenue sources.
John Dillon reports.
state says it will have to wait until fall to purchase new, fuel efficient
passenger rail cars.
the reason for the delay is unclear. The state says it wants guidance from a
special committee chaired by the state treasurer. But the treasurer says the
Legislature has already approved the deal.
John Dillon reports: