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InsideNoVA : Gas tax holiday could hamper Northern Virginia transit agencies

Gov. Glenn Youngkin wants to offer Virginia’s drivers some relief at the pump amid rising gas prices, but that relief could mean trouble for the region’s transit agencies and riders.

Youngkin’s plan for a three-month suspension of the state’s gas tax followed by a phased-in return of the tax could end up cutting nearly $30 million from Northern Virginia’s bus and rail transit systems, according to an analysis from Virginians for High Speed Rail and the Virginia Transit Association.

“There’s just a lot of bad things that could come out of this. It sounds great, but I think there’s going to be a lot of unintended consequences from this action,” Danny Plaugher from VHSR and VTA told InsideNoVa.

Read more at InsideNoVA.


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