A Maryland transportation funding panel is leaning toward boosting the state’s gas tax and raising vehicle registration fees as it narrows down a list of recommendations for raising about $800 million a year in new money for transportation.
Stones, tiles and plaster came crashing down from landmarks around Washington, D.C., and a nearby nuclear power plant shut down during Tuesday’s surprisingly strong earthquake that rattled buildings over hundreds of miles along the East Coast. The region’s infrastructure and communications networks were tested and generally appeared to have held up well.
Tax revenue generated by a Maryland casino will go to pay for police and road repairs in towns near the casino as well as paying down the debt on a school.
Maryland should raise $800 million more in annual transportation funding to shore up the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund, a commission recommended Monday.