With gas prices likely to fall (as oil fell to $93-a-barrel), it's time to really think hard about a higher gas tax. Let's add a dime to the gas tax every two years for the next ten years. We will:
- Survive the up-tick. We survived $4.00-a-gallon gas.
- Continue the virtuous cycle that higher gas prices created in terms of less driving and more transit use.
- Have revenue to help pay for the increased demand on the transit system.
- Have revenue to help pay down the bridge bonds