number one priority for more than 10 years has been to obtain more
transportation funding,” said Leggett. “Six years ago, I virtually stood alone
in advocating for an increase in the state’s gasoline tax, which hadn’t been
increased since 1992 when George Bush Sr. was President. Since then, I have
testified at every hearing on this issue and have been relentless in its
support. Montgomery County
“An increase in transportation funding is vital to helping commuters who are stuck in traffic congestion and to our ability to attract jobs and investment in the future. Thanks to our continuing efforts and the hard work and diligence of our state legislative delegation, we finally will have the sustainable funding source to help us build the transit, road, pedestrian and bike projects we so desperately need.”
The new revenue raised by the gas tax increase is expected to raise $4.4 billion over the next six years. This funding will help support the costs of key County projects, including the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway and a backlog of major road projects.