Raise your hand if you like paying higher taxes.
No one likes to pay taxes, and no likes tax increases. But is a proposed 15-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike a necessary evil, to close Maryland's budget deficit and fund transit projects, like the Purple Line?
set to wind through the Washington suburbs, connecting New Carrollton to Bethesda. The Federal Transit Administration recently approved it to move on to the preliminary engineering phase, , the Capital News Service reported.
But the statewide gas hike is on the table, too. , The Washington Post reported.
A group of state and local officials for the Purple Line in College Park earlier this week, where the Maryland Transit Administration shared details and discussed concerns about the rail.
MTA expects the rail will . The line could also spur transit-oriented development near the stops, according to The Gazette.
So what do you think? Is a 15-cent-per-gallon gas tax worth it? Take the Patch Poll!