Over the last year, Gov. Malloy has talked about improving our state's transportation grid through his 30-year, $100 billion Let's Go CT! initiative. A panel was created to recommend ways to generate Special Transportation Fund revenue to pay for some of the governor's "key preservation and repair projects," such as I-84 viaducts in Hartford and Waterbury. 

The panel released its findings in mid-January, and they provide a contrast to funding options my colleagues and I offered last February. I hope you'll consider using the survey below to tell me how you feel about the recent recommendations from the Governor's Transportation Finance Panel to create more revenue to help pay for the governor's initiatives:

Governor's Transportation Finance Panel revenue options:

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* Governor's Transportation Finance Panel revenue options:

  Great idea. Maybe, worth discussion. No, but willing to listen. Bad idea, no.
Increase Department of Motor Vehicles fees.
Increase the 25 cents per gallon gasoline tax to 39 cents over a seven year period.
Increase the 6.35% sales tax to 6.85% and transfer the increment to the Special Transportation Fund.
Congestion mitigation tolling.
Lease or sell state property adjacent to state highways and railroads,  for renewable energy generation, development, or public utility.
Employ "value capture" techniques such as transportation utility fees.  
For example, a landlord may be able to charge higher rents for an apartment near a subway stop because people who want to get to work quickly are willing to pay more.
Improve utilization of sponsorship and advertising contracts.
Which issues are of greatest interest to you? (Grade high to low):

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* Which issues are of greatest interest to you? (Grade high to low):

  5 4 3 2 1
Condition of bridges
Condition of roads
Highway congestion
Installation of tolls
Secondary roads traffic
Rail service availability
Existing rail service quality
Availability of bus service
Existing bus service quality
Gasoline taxes
There's talk about creating a Constitutionally-protected lock box to block the legislature from raiding transportation money to balance the budget. Would you support that proposal if it came without specifics defining where the money would come from, what money would go into the lock box, and how it would be used?

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* There's talk about creating a Constitutionally-protected lock box to block the legislature from raiding transportation money to balance the budget. Would you support that proposal if it came without specifics defining where the money would come from, what money would go into the lock box, and how it would be used?

Do you think Connecticut should widen I-95?

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* Do you think Connecticut should widen I-95?

Do you support moving additional Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services to private vendors, like AAA to better assist state customers?

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* Do you support moving additional Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) services to private vendors, like AAA to better assist state customers?

Additional thoughts you'd like to share about transportation:

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* Additional thoughts you'd like to share about transportation:

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