What’s happening? Washington State is trying to figure out how to fund its transportation system by raising the gas tax 3 cents a gallon; imposing a 2 cent sales taxes on bicycles and bike parts; 20-cents-per-trip surcharge and ferry passengers would pay an extra 25 cents per crossing for transit riders; & Uber and Lyft would pay an additional 50 cents per ride
Why is this important? Supporters also want to levy a carbon fee as well as a tax on luxury aircraft and yachts; $15 per ton fee on carbon emissions
How will this be important? The tax discussion shows issues like climate change and the sharing economy factor into transportation taxes in the new economy.
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