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States That Raise Tolls and Taxes Will Have an Edge in Getting DOT Funds

States That Raise Tolls and Taxes Will Have an Edge in Getting DOT Funds

Department to consider amount of new money raised with tolls and taxes in doling out grants for roads and bridges

The Wall Street Journal
By Ted Mann
Updated April 27, 2018 2:12 p.m. ET

States and cities that raise taxes and tolls will have a better chance at winning federal money for roads and bridges, part of a Trump administration strategy to have states carry a bigger portion of infrastructure spending.

The move is a result of a Transportation Department overhaul to a popular infrastructure grant program, giving it a new name and tweaking the criteria that will determine which project applications will win federal funding... FULL ARTICLE

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