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Roads & Highways
Mon April 15, 2013
Kentucky Gas Tax Revenue Enough for Two Years of Maintenance
Kentucky may have to come up with new ways to pay for road construction and maintenance in the future, but revenues should be sufficient for now. At least that’s the view of the chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional office in Flemingsburg.
Bart Bryant says most road and bridge repairs in the Commonwealth are currently funded through Kentucky’s gas tax. Though more people are switching to battery-operated vehicles, Bryant says income generated by the gas tax is increasing.
“Well, I think Kentucky along with many of the other states in the nation and nationally the Federal highway administration is looking at those issues, but I can say currently though the road fund is healthy,” he said. “It’s been growing in the last several months.”
Bryant says there’s adequate revenue in Kentucky’s road fund to maintain and expand the state’s infrastructure during the next two years.